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dc.contributor.advisorRoux, A.A.
dc.contributor.advisorWessels, C.C.
dc.contributor.authorGogela, Sphokazi
dc.date.accessioned2014-06-25T08:05:04Z
dc.date.available2014-06-25T08:05:04Z
dc.date.issued2013
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10394/10724
dc.descriptionMSW (Forensic Practice), North-West University, Potchefstroom Campus, 2014en_US
dc.description.abstractFighting sexual violence against women and children in South Africa is regarded as a priority. The aim of this study is to explore the reasons for the reluctance to disclose sexual abuse by middle childhood children. Some of the factors that were highlighted that cause the reluctance to disclose sexual abuse by middle childhood children were: threats made by the perpetrator, the relationship with the perpetrator, stigmatization and talking about sexual related matters were seen as a taboo. The study reveals that there is lack of parental support especially when the perpetrator is a family member as they want to avoid embarrassment. It was also discovered that it is difficult for those parents who have unresolved issues of sexual abuse to handle their children’s disclosure. The study further shows that people do not understand the justice process especially the bail conditions. They lose faith in the system especially when they see the perpetrator outside and they do not understand that the investigation is still in process. It was discovered that FCS (Family Violence, Child Protection and Sexual Offences Unit) and FSW (Forensic Social Work) offices/environment should be better equipped and child friendly to put sexually abused children at ease. It was indicated that parents should supervise their children at all times. Children should be assured that it is not their fault and they do not deserve to be sexually abused.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.subjectCaregiveren_US
dc.subjectChildrenen_US
dc.subjectDisclosureen_US
dc.subjectForensic social worken_US
dc.subjectMiddle childhooden_US
dc.subjectParenten_US
dc.subjectReluctanceen_US
dc.subjectSexual abuseen_US
dc.subjectBekendmakingen_US
dc.subjectForensiese maatskaplike werken_US
dc.subjectKindersen_US
dc.subjectMiddel kinderjareen_US
dc.subjectOueren_US
dc.subjectSeksuele misbruiken_US
dc.subjectVersorgeren_US
dc.titleReasons for the reluctance to disclose sexual abuse by middle childhood childrenen
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.description.thesistypeMastersen_US
dc.contributor.researchID10056270 - Roux, Adriana Aletta (Supervisor)
dc.contributor.researchID10063439 - Wessels, Cornelia Cecilia (Supervisor)


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