A chart review of males and females presented to a sexual abuse clinic for children was conducted over a nine-month period. The findings were also included in this study. Interview questions were used to collect information from the focus group; most of the questions had multiple choices where the children could choose appropriate answers. Study design: The study took a short period, and adopted a cross-sectional research design. Participants selected had a sexual abuse history and were recruited from one clinic that dealt with sexually assaulted children. They also had to meet the age requirement; nine to 19 years of age. 58 of the participants were Hispanic, 32 percent were whites, and the remaining 10 percent were African American. Variables: The history of violence among the participants acted as the independent variable while the responses given were the dependent variables in the research. Summary: The study established that most of the children who were sexually abused had various incidents of physical violence at home. The violence was directed to the child or the spouse of the perpetrator; protection from such acts of violence is proposed to protect the children from further abuse. Child Sexual Abuse.
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