In the past few years public awareness of sexual abuse of children has increased, together with the recognition of its social, physical, and psychological effects (I). We must emphasize our role as diagnosticians in doing a comprehensive assessment of the sexually abused child. It is our professional responsibility to assess the general psychological status of the child before and after sexual abuse.
Colon-De Marti, MD, Luz N.
"The Importance of Comprehensive Assessment of the Sexually Abused Child,"
Jefferson Journal of Psychiatry:
1, Article 11.
Available at: http://jdc.jefferson.edu/jeffjpsychiatry/vol3/iss1/11