oa Africa Journal of Nursing and Midwifery - Childhood trauma with specific reference to sexual abuse: critical role of the health care professions

Volume 5, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 1682-5055



This article explores the literature on childhood trauma mainly from a psycho-analytical perspective, with specific reference to victims of sexual abuse. The focus of this research is the disastrous effect of the sexual abuse of children and, therefore, the importance of raising awareness of child sexual abuse, and of the early detection of children who have been exposed to such abuse.

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