Recognising child sexual abuse

An unrelenting challenge.

Bosschaart, T.F. (2018). Recognising child sexual abuse. An unrelenting challenge. Amsterdam: AMC-UvA, Faculty of Medicine.

This thesis describes research regarding the diagnostic value of different aspects in the psycho-medical evaluation of alleged Child sexual abuse (CSA). The authors pursued the pediatric assess-ment of alleged CSA. Subsequently they studied the psychosocial and physical complaints, the sexual behavior and sexual knowledge, in children involved in the Amsterdam Sexual Abuse Case.

The authors aimed to increase knowledge regarding the symptoms and behavior which can be displayed in children who experienced CSA.