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***** sexual abuse of children is among the most heinous crimes that exist. Such a crime not only affects the child at the time ***** abuse occurs but also well into the future. For the purposes of this discussion we will investigate how the sexual abuse of children has an affect on at-risk youth behavior. The research ***** explain the relationship between being *****ly abused as a child *****nd youth ***** and ***** this problem is ***** addressed by the family, school, social service agencies, and/or the government. The research will ***** focus on the solutions to assist children who have been sexually abused avoid at-risk behaviors. Let us begin this research ***** defining and disc*****sing this *****.

***** sexual abuse ***** ***** ***** its impacts

According ***** the American Psychological Association sexual abuse is Characteristic of any abuse in which the dominant position ***** an adult allows him or her to force or coerce a child into ***** activity. Child sexual abuse may include fondling a *****'s genitals, masturbation, oral-genital contact, digital penetration, and vaginal and anal intercourse. Child sexual ***** is not solely restricted to physical contact; such abuse could ***** noncontact abuse, such as exposure, voyeurism, ***** child pornography (Understanding Child Sexual Abuse)."

T*****e are many different ********** *****sociated with the sexual abuse of *****ren. These affects are inclusive of both social and academic problems (Jones et al 2004). Problems and disruptive behavior in the school environment can be rather detrimental ***** an adolescent and have a profound impact on their lives well *****to the ***** (***** et al 2004). Children that ***** ***** in ***** are often suspended, expelled or sent to alternative skills. Children ***** do not compl*****e high school are more likely to live in poverty, and abuse drugs (Jones et al *****).

Over the last few years *****re has been a marked *****crease in the sexual abuse of children. In addition there have ***** many adults that have come forward ***** disclose that they were sexually abused as children. The most publicized c*****es ***** recent years ***** involved the Catholic Church ***** abusive priests. ***** addition there is some correlation made b*****ween child sexual abuse and parental drug abuse. That ***** children whose parents are drug addicts are at an increased risk of being *****ly abused. Additionally, Webster (2001) reports families in which child sexual abuse occurs often have many other significant problems. These problems include neglect, the child being witness to ***** physical or sexual abuse of a p*****nt and general neglect associated with food, shelter and clothing (***** 2001).

The American ***** Association also explains that children experience different reactions to sexual abuse.

The article contends that children that have *****d more severe abuse involving a great deal of ***** force or those that ***** been ***** by members of their families *****ten have posttraumatic stress dis*****der and separation anxiety (Underst*****ing Child ***** Abuse). In addition the article explains that ***** children that have ***** abused sexually ***** other environmental


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