Sexual Abuse

Each province and territory has unique legislation defining and describing responses to sexual abuse. Sexual abuse includes using a child for sexual purposes such as through sexual contact, inappropriate exposure to sexual activity or material, or exploitation through prostitution and related activities.

Title Authors Year Type of Publication
Physical and mental health of sexually abuse youth: Gender comparisons from a matched-control cohort study

Daigneault, Isabelle
Vézina-Gagnon, Pascale
Bourgeois, Catherine 
Esposito, Tonino
Hébert, Martine

2017 Journal article
Clinical differences and outcomes of sexual abuse investigations by gender: Implications for policy and practice

Fallon, Barbara
Collin-Vézina, Delphine
King, Bryn
Joh-Carnella, Nicolette

2017 Journal article
The placement trajectories of youth served by child protection for sexual abuse

Esposito, Tonino
Delaye, Ashleigh
Chabot, Martin
Trocmé, Nico
Collin-Vézina, Delphine
Simpson, Megan

2017 Journal article
Sexual Abuse Substantiation by Subtype and Outcomes of Sexual Abuse Investigations by Gender

Fallon, Barbara
Collin-Vézina, Delphine 
King, Bryn
Joh-Carnella, Nicolette
Houston, Emmaline
Black, Tara

2017 Information sheet
Sexual abuse and preschoolers: Forensic details in regard of question types
Gagnon, Karine
Cyr, Mireille
2017 Journal article
Gender as a predictor of posttraumatic stress symptoms and externalizing behavior problems in sexually abused children
Gauthier-Duchesne, Amélie
Hébert, Martine
Daspe, Marie-Ève
2017 Journal article
A prospective study of the impact of child maltreatment and friend support on psychological distress trajectory: From adolescence to emerging adulthood

Dion, Jacinthe
Matte-Gagné, Célia
Daigneault, Isabelle
Blackburn, Marie-Eve
Hébert, Martine
McDuff, Pierre
Auclair, Julie
Veillette, Suzanne
Perron, Michel

2016 Journal article
Factors Predicting Central Details in Alleged Child Sexual Abuse Victims’ Disclosure
Alonzo-Proulx, Agnès
Cyr, Mireille
 
2016 Journal article
Characteristics of Sexually Abused Children and Their Nonoffending Mothers Followed by Child Welfare Services: The Role of a Maternal History of Child Sexual Abuse
Baril, Karine
Tourigny, Marc
Paillé, Pierre
Pauzé, Robert
2016 Journal article
The Impact of Lifetime Victimization and Polyvictimization on Adolescents in Quebec: Mental Health Symptoms and Gender Differences
Cyr, Katie
Chamberland, Claire
Clément, Marie-Ève 
Wemmers, Jo-Anne
Collin-Vézina, Delphine
Lessard, Geneviève
Gagné, Marie-Hélène
Damant, Dominique
2016 Journal article