Child Sexual Abuse Theory

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Abstract This paper focused on how children that have been sexually abused are a population at risk. How this population is at risk, what everyone can do to help this population and what steps we take to lower the rates sexual abuse in children. This paper also tells about what system theories we would use to help these children. Why these theories are meaningful in understanding the child, and maybe show why the abuse in occurring by showing how system theory connects to each case. The paper also tells the demographics of sexually abused children in America and how high the rates actually are. How Children that have been Sexually Abused are at Risk Sexually abused children are a population at risk. Child sexual abuse is any…show more content…
It is premised on the idea that an effective system is based on individual needs, rewards, expectations, and attributes of the people living in the system. According to this theory, families, couples, and organization members are directly involved in resolving a problem even if it is an individual issue (Babatsikos, 2010). Theory in social work practice helps explain why people do what they do. Theory provides an explanation for what is happening in a given practice situation between client and social worker. Theory is a statement of a specific aspect of social work and prescribes what social workers should do in a specific situation (Babatsikos,…show more content…
I think the family would be the most important aspect for my client. This system is meaningful to understanding my client and their situation because you would have to help the family with trying to understand how to help the child. Or if the abuser was the family try to get the child away from the abuser and try to help the abuser so they will not sexually abuse anyone again. You would have to help the family understand that the child may act out. The child might Fear of particular people, places or activities, regression to earlier behaviors such as bed wetting or stranger anxiety, victimization of others, Feelings of shame or guilt, nightmares or sleep disturbances, withdrawal from family or friends, fear of attack recurring and eating disturbances (Babatsikos, 2010). You would have to help the family cope and try to teach them on how to cope with the situation and let the child know to tell the parent if it happens

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