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MARRA, Marlene Magnabosco  and  COSTA, Liana Fortunato. Characterization of sexual abuse in clientele of CREAS. Rev. Subj. [online]. 2016, vol.16, n.2, pp. 105-116. ISSN 2359-0769.

The study aimed to characterize the profile of 15 low-income families who experienced sexual abuse and were being treated at CREAS, highlighting the time they lived between the disclosure of sexual violence and the beginning of treatment. Semi-structured interviews with the families and data of the records of these families were used as instruments. Simple descriptive statistics were used as a form of data systematization. The results indicate that the victims are predominantly female; were about eight years when the abuse occurred; and were victims of intrafamily sexual abuse. Families are eminently headed by women, who are the ones who usually accompany the daughters in their trajectory from the revelation to the assistance by the specialized intuitions. In this sample it is verified that the child lives the abuse in an average of two years and that from the revelation to the notification another period of time takes place, which lasts on average one year and six months. It is concluded that the time interval between the disclosure of sexual abuse and the measures for care are lived due to the assimilation of the occurrence, besides the necessary familiar, physical and / or emotional reorganization. It is important to point out the change in the celerity of care by public agencies after the revelation of sexual abuse in the community and the propelling effects towards the protective role of the different agents.

Keywords : violence; family; sexual abuse; psychossocial intervention.

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