Identifying a Clinic Model to Support Child Victims of Sexual Abuse: Literature Review

James Herbert, Nada Ibrahim, Stephen Budde

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Abstract

As part of the project Identifying a Clinic Model to Support Child Victims of Sexual Abuse, the Australian Centre for Child Protection undertook a systematic search of the research literature on medical services as part of the response to Child Sexual Abuse. This section summarises the findings of this search into a narrative literature review addressing the following questions:

1. What are the most common medical impacts, or co-occurring medical issues associated with children/young people who have experienced Child Sexual Abuse?
2. What are the most common medical services/treatments provided to clinics set up to respond to children/young people who have experienced Child Sexual Abuse?
3. Key concerns and challenges relevant to medical practice, the implementation of services, and strategies or best practice for addressing these challenges.

The review is aimed at complementing the consultation and review content prepared by the JPA, by highlighting the most common types of medical conditions children are likely to present to the CCAC with and the types of medical treatments and services that should be available from a community based medical clinic or be part of the network of services available through such a clinic. The review also aims to inform the question of how medical services should be delivered, through a summary of current research on the delivery of services to sexually abuse children, and a targeted summary of guidelines and reviews aimed at addressing key questions relevant to the consultation with CCAC stakeholders.
Original languageEnglish
PublisherUniversity of South Australia
Number of pages45
Publication statusPublished - 2022

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