Child Sexual Abuse of Asians Compared with Other Populations

KAVITHA RAO, RALPH J. DICLEMENTE, LYNN E. PONTON

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Abstract

This retrospective chart review study of a child sexual abuse clinic compared a consecutive sample of substantiated sexual abuse cases of Asian victims with random samples of black, white, and Hispanic victims. The findings suggest that there are clinically relevant differences between Asians and the other three populations. Asian victims showed a distinct demographic profile, suffered less physically invasive forms of abuse, were more likely to express suicidality, less likely to display anger and sexual acting out, and had less supportive primary caretakers than non-Asians. Awareness of such ethnic differences will help clinicians better evaluate and treat minority victims.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)880-886
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
Volume31
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - 1992

Keywords

  • ethnicity
  • race
  • sexual abuse

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Developmental and Educational Psychology
  • Psychiatry and Mental health

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