Mother's support is vital for sexually abused children

March 25, 2015 7:24 PM

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(Reuters Health) – - Sexually abused children whose mothers believe them and offer comfort are less likely to suffer from anger and depression, according to a recent study.

“Disclosing sexual abuse can be a very stressful process for a child, and the reactions of the child’s primary caregiver can play a key role in the child’s adjustment,” said lead author Kristyn Zajac, an assistant professor at the Family Services Research Center at the Medical University of South Ca...

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