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Long-term impacts of child sexual abuse | The Hon Jenny Macklin MP

05 Feb 2013

New research released today shows child sexual abuse has significant lifelong negative impacts for survivors, affecting their behaviour, relationships, mental health and physical health, and increasing their likelihood of addiction. The Australian Institute of Family Studies research report, The long-term effects of child sexual abuse , by Associate Professor Judy Cashmore AO and Dr Rita Shackel of the University of Sydney, analyses the findings of Australian and international studies to provide a picture of how child sexual abuse can affect people over their lifetime. This Government believes every child has the right to grow up safe and strong and recognises the terrible lifelong consequences of child sexual abuse.

Date: 
5 February 2013

Click here to view the full article which appeared in Family Matters