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 Authorssort icon Year Type of Publication
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
Physical and mental health of sexually abused boys: A 5 year matched-control and cohort study
Daigneault, Isabelle
Bourgeois, Catherine
Vézina-Gagnon, Pascale
Alie-Poirier, Alexane
Dargan, Sonia
Hébert, Martine
Frappier, Jean-Yves
2016 Journal article
Mindfulness as mediator and moderator of post-traumatic symptomatology in adolescence following childhood sexual abuse or assault
Daigneault, Isabelle
Dion, Jacinthe
Hébert, Martine
Bourgeois, Catherine
2016 Journal article
Three types of adverse childhood experiences, and alcohol and drug dependence among adults: An investigation using population-based data
Fuller-Thomson, Esme
Roane, Jessica L. 
Brennenstuhl, Sarah
2016 Journal article
The disclosure experiences of male child sexual abuse survivors
Gagnier, Charlotte
Collin-Vézina, Delphine
2016 Journal article
The journey of obtaining services: The realities of male survivors of childhood sexual abuse
Gagnier, Charlotte
Collin-Vézina, Delphine
Sablonnière-Griffin, Mireille De La
2017 Journal article
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