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Social support for child abuse cases in institutional care


Abd Manaf, Abdul Razak and Mokhtar, Norliza (2013) Social support for child abuse cases in institutional care. In: 4th International Conference on Education and Information Management, 21 ~ 22 December 2013, Penang, Malaysia.

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Abstract

The purpose of the study is to initially examine the experience and interpretation of support received by the sexual abuse victims living in institutional care.Five teenage female participants were interviewed.Preliminary results of this qualitative study revealed a number of critical issues that may be considered seriously by the stakeholders.One of the concerns is the on-going traumatic experiences faced by the victims.Dealing with several psychosocial challenges, participants are more likely to share their problems and get support from their peers that are close to them in comparison to the staffs in the institution.The findings of this study suggested a number of social work implications that must be addressed regarding the welfare and well-being of sexual abuse victims.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Additional Information: ISSN: 2307-8588 Organized by: International Foundation for Research and Development (IFRD)
Uncontrolled Keywords: sexual abuse, victims, children, institutional care, Malaysia
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare
Divisions: School of Applied Psychology, Social Work & Policy
Depositing User: Mrs. Norazmilah Yaakub
Date Deposited: 06 Jan 2014 08:50
Last Modified: 14 Apr 2016 02:24
URI: http://repo.uum.edu.my/id/eprint/9968

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