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Characteristics of a Child Molester – Child Sex Offenders

Characteristics of a Child Molester – Child Sex Offenders Child Sex Offenders In Canada, child sex offenders must be two years older than the victim in order for sexual abuse to have legally taken place. What makes a child sexually offend another child? Children who molest children are almost always acting out their own sexual victimization. Children who molest not ... Read More »

Characteristics of a Child Molester – Female Sex Offenders

Characteristics of a Child Molester – Female Sex Offenders Female Sex Offenders (source: http://www.child-abuse-effects.com/female-sex-offenders.html) Female sex offenders research is limited, though Canadian statistics show an alarmingly high rate of sexual abuse by women (a range of 59% – 80%) in the backgrounds of rapists, sex offenders and sexually aggressive men (Matthews, 1996, p. 30(1)). Sexual abuse by women rarely gets ... Read More »

Characteristics of a Child Molester – Male Sex Offenders

Characteristics of a Child Molester – Male Sex Offenders Charateristics of a Child Molester – Abuser (Source: http://www.child-abuse-effects.com/definition-of-sexual-abuse.html) The definition of sexual abuse with children is when an older child, a youth or an adult uses a child or youth for his or her own sexual gratification. This includes incest. Incest with children is when the child is sexually violated ... Read More »

Signs of Sexual Abuse, Molestation and Exploitation of Children

Signs of Sexual Abuse, Molestation and Exploitation of Children Parents, grandparents, and guardians should be aware of the signs noted below that could indicate your child has been sexually exploited. You should note that some of these behaviours may have other explanations, but it is important to help your child no matter what the cause of these symptoms or behaviours.   ... Read More »

Types of Child Abuse – Sexual Child Abuse and Exploitation

Types of Child Abuse – Sexual Child Abuse and Exploitation Sexual Child Abuse and Exploitation Sexual abuse and exploitation is any sexual contact with a child or the use of a child for the sexual pleasure of someone else.  Sexual child abuse ranges from sexual harassment to sexual activity, inappropriate intimacy involving using a child for sexual purposes, as well ... Read More »

Abuse of Children with Disabilities

Abuse of Children with Disabilities Facts to Consider A recent American study found that caregivers abused children with disabilities 1.7 times more than children without disabilities. (1) Research in Canada suggests that the risk estimate of abuse of people with disabilities may be as high as five times greater than the risk for the general population. (2) Parents of children ... Read More »

The Economic Costs and Consequences of Child Abuse in Canada

The Economic Costs and Consequences of Child Abuse in Canada By: Audra Bowlus, Katherine McKenna, Tanis Day and David Wright; Report to the Law Commission of Canada; March 2003 Child abuse is a serious social problem which can take many forms. We include physical, sexual, and emotional abuse, neglect and witnessing violent behaviour in our definition of abuse. The literature ... Read More »

Reporting Child Abuse – Duty to Report

Reporting Child Abuse Duty to Report Duty to report is the most important of all child abuse laws. In Canada, if someone knows of or suspects that a child is being abused, that person has a legal obligation to report the known or suspected abuse. Failure to report can result in charges being laid, as well as a fine of ... Read More »

Child Abuse – Definition

Child Abuse – Definition The term “child abuse” refers to the violence, mistreatment or neglect that a child or adolescent may experience while in the care of someone they either trust or depend on, such as a parent, sibling, other relative, caregiver or guardian. It also refers to any form of physical, psychological, social, emotional or sexual maltreatment of a ... Read More »

Child Abuse

Child Abuse All children have the right to a safe and nurturing environment. Child abuse is considered to be a worldwide social problem and crises that needs to be addressed and stopped; although it has been widely condemned, it remains a persistent, non-diminishing threat. Child abuse is a complex problem and there are many different contributing factors (individual, familial, social). ... Read More »