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MARAFON, Patricia  and  SCORTEGAGNA, Silvana Alba. Support breast by sexual abuse child: a literature review. Est. Inter. Psicol. [online]. 2017, vol.8, n.1, pp. 119-134. ISSN 2236-6407.

Breast support is critical to minimize the traumatic effects of child abuse. The objective of this study to investigate how mothers behave against the revelation of sexual abuse against children. Based on guidelines Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses PRISMA selected articles published between 1995 and 2015, the SciELO databases, BVS and ScienceDirect, using the keywords "maternal support", "disclosure", "child sexual abuse" and "psychological assessment", "breast support", "complaint", "child sexual abuse", "psychological assessment". They identified 80 articles, 17 included in the study. At the revelation of abuse: i) mothers provide support and daughters need support to provide assistance; ii) the use of alcohol and drugs, suicidal and homicidal are contributing factors to the lack of care of mothers. Maternal support in sexual abuse situation is related to psychosocial support network offered.

Keywords : helping behavior; family relationships; revelation; child abuse.

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