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Unformatted text preview: ➢ Physical symptoms ➢ Shame ➢ Changes in social and sexual functioning Less trusting ➢ Self-destructive behavior Might start drug use Trial ➢ Myth of sexual assault ➢ Convey the evidence to the jury ➢ Victim injury Child witness ➢ Victim services ➢ Psychological disorders Common responses from a child victim ➢ Confusion ➢ Self blame ➢ Betrayal ➢ Powerlessness Additional problems ➢ Testifying in court ➢ Lack of family support ➢ Lack of other evidence Why children don’t disclose ➢ Ability to tell truth from fantasy ➢ Child needs to have good capacity ➢ Memory of event ➢ Threats ➢ Guilt trip...
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- Spring '08
- Blame, Psychological trauma