Exploring the context of child sexual abuse in Jamaica: Addressing the deficits
Jamaican media sources have recently noted the prevalence of child sexual abuse within the country. While research has continually noted the mental health impact of child sexual abuse, there is a dearth of literature on the relationship between the two in Jamaica. The purpose of this article is to provide the context of child sexual abuse in Jamaica, including the cultural considerations, current legislation, government created agencies, and modes of treatment. Moreover, recommendations are given for public health educators, school personnel, and mental health service providers in order to improve the psychological well-being of sexually abuse children. © 2014 Copyright Taylor and Francis Group, LLC.
Journal of Child Sexual Abuse
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Samms, Kimika M. and Cholewa, Blaire E., "Exploring the context of child sexual abuse in Jamaica: Addressing the deficits" (2014). Kean Publications. 1971.