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
Polyvictimization and victimization of children and youth: Results from a populational survey

Cyr, Katie
Chamberland, Claire
Clément, Marie-Ève
Lessard, Geneviève,
Wemmers, Jo-Anne
Collin-Vézina, Delphine
Gangé, Marie-Hélène
Damant, Dominique

2012 Journal article
Childhood abuse and harmful substance use among criminal offenders

Swogger, Marc T.
Conner, Kenneth R.
Walsh, Zach
Maisto, Stephen A.

2011 Journal article
Augmentation récente de l’incidence des agressions sexuelles au Québec

Collin-Vézina, Delphine
Hélie, Sonia
Roy, Catherine

2010 Other
Effects of a Psychoeducational Group Intervention for Children Victims of Sexual Abuse

Hébert, Martine
Tourigny, Marc

2010 Journal article
Is child abuse declining in Canada? An analysis of child welfare data

Collin-Vézina, Delphine
Hélie, Sonia
Trocmé, Nico

2010 Journal article
Externalizing Problems and Problematic Sexual Behaviors: Same Etiology?

Lévesque, Mireille
Bigras, Marc
Pauzé, Robert


Every Image, Every Child: Internet-facilitated child sexual abuse

Bureau de l’ombudsman fédéral des victimes d’actes criminels

2009 Report
Judging the credibility of historic child sexual abuse complainants: How judges describe their decisions

Connolly, Deborah A.
Price, Heather L.
Gordon, Heidi M.

2009 Journal article
Child sexual abuse and adult romantic adjustment: comparison of single- and multiple-indicator measures

Godbout, Natacha
Sabourin, Stéphane
Lussier, Yvan

2009 Journal article
Assessing the effectiveness of the NICHD investigative interview protocol when interviewing French-speaking alleged victims of child sexual abuse in Quebec

Cyr, Mireille
Lamb, Michael E.

2009 Journal article