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12. Disclosure of child sexual abuse.The APSAC handbook on child maltreatment (Published 2011) (2009)
The research supports the proposition that CSA victims often delay disclosure or fail altogether to disclose abuse and that delays and nondisclosure are most common among children abused by a familiar person, especially a family member living in the child's household. The implications of the research are that inconsistencies and recantations in children's reports may be due to reluctance rather than a false allegation.
- child abuse,
- child witness,
Publication DateNovember, 2009
Citation InformationLyon, T. D., & Ahern, E. C. (2011). Disclosure of child sexual abuse. In J. Myers (Ed.), The APSAC handbook on child maltreatment (3rd ed., pp. 233-252). Newbury Park, CA: Sage.