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
The association between peer victimization, PTSD, and dissociation in child victims of sexual abuse
Hébert, Martine
Langevin, Rachel
Daigneault, Isabelle
2016 Journal article
Sleep problems and dissociation in preschool victims of sexual abuse
Hébert, Martine
Langevin, Rachel
Guidi, Elisa
Allard-Dansereau, Claire
2016 Journal article
Child sexual abuse as a risk factor for teen dating violence: Findings from a representative sample of Quebec youth
Hébert, Martine
Moreau, Catherine
Blais, Martin
Lavoie, Francine
Guerrier, Mireille
2016 Journal article
Gender differences in emotion-mediated pathways from childhood sexual abuse to problem drinking in adolescents in the child welfare system
Hudson, Amanda
Wekerle, Christine
Goldstein, Abby L. 
Ellenbogen, Stephen
Waechter, Randall
Thompson, Kara
Stewart, Sherry H. 
2016 Journal article
Stress generation in adolescence: Contributions from Five-Factor Model (FFM) personality traits and childhood maltreatment
Kushner, Shauna C
Bagby, R. Michael
Harkness, Kate L.
2016 Journal article
The relation between interviewers’ personal characteristics and investigative interview performance in a child sexual abuse context
Lafontaine, Jonathan
Cyr, Mireille
2016 Journal article
Emotion regulation in sexually abused preschoolers: The contribution of parental factors
Langevin, Rachel
Hébert, Martine
Allard-Dansereau, Claire
Bernard-Bonnin, Anne-Claude
2016 Journal article
Childhood maltreatment as a risk factor for COPD: Findings from a population-based survey of Canadian adults
Shields, Margot E
Hovdestad, Wendy E
Gilbert, Charles P
Tonmyr, Lil E
2016 Journal article
Evolution over a year of individual protective factors in preschool victims of sexual abuse
Langevin, Rachel
Hébert, Martine
2016 Journal article
The relationship between early adversities and attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder

Fuller-Thomson, Esme
Lewis, Danielle A.

2015 Journal article