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
Factors associated with the sexual behavior of Canadian Aboriginal young people and their implications for health promotion

Devries, Karen M.
Free, Caroline J.
Morison, Linda
Saewyc, Elizabeth

2009 Journal article
Where is the Justice? Parental Experiences of the Canadian Justice System in Cases of Child Sexual Abuse

Alaggia, Ramona
Lambert, Elizabeth
Regehr, Cheryl

2009 Journal article
Restoring Family Support, Self-Esteem, and Reducing Distress Among Sexually Abused Young Runaways

Edinburgh, Laurel
Homma, Yuko
Saewyc, Elizabeth
Wirkkala, Sara
Mickschl, Leah

2009 Journal article
Sexual abuse history among adult sex offenders and non-sex offenders: A meta-analysis

Jespersen, Ashley
Lalumière, Martin
Seto, Michael

2009 Journal article
Men's and women's childhood sexual abuse and victimization in adult partner relationships: A study of risk factors

Daigneault, Isabelle
Hébert, Martine
McDuff, Pierre

2009 Journal article
Exploring taboos: Comparing male- and female-perpetrated child sexual abuse

Peter, Tracey

2009 Journal article
Meta-analysis of treatment for child sexual behavior problems: Practice elements and outcomes

St. Amand, Annick
Bard, David E.
Silovsky , Jane F.

2008 Journal article
Male Child Sexual Abuse: A Phenomenology of Betrayal

Alaggia, Ramona
Millington, Graeme

2008 Journal article
Predicting Suicide Attempts in Young Adults with Histories of Childhood Abuse

Brezo, Jelena
Paris, Joel
Vitaro, Frank
Hébert, Martine
Tremblay, Richard E.
Turecki, Gustavo

2008 Journal article
The use of the NICHD protocol to enhance the quantity of details obtained from children with low verbal abilities in investigative interviews: A pilot study

Dion, Jacinthe
Cyr, Mireille

2008 Journal article