Through the Eyes of the Wounded: A Narrative Analysis of Children's Sexual Abuse Experiences and Recovery Process
Abbreviated Journal Title
J. Child Sex. Abus.
children; adolescent; intervention; prevention; sexual abuse; treatment; victim; sexual abuse disclosure; TRAUMA; PREVENTION; WORKING; Psychology, Clinical; Family Studies
Numerous children receive counseling for sexual abuse, yet their personal perspectives related to the abuse, the impact of making the disclosure, and the recovery process are noticeably absent from the scholarly literature. This study addressed this gap by analyzing trauma narratives written by children as part of a counseling intervention. Qualitative analysis revealed three themes: memories of the abuse, the disclosure and subsequent events, and the healing journey. Children's descriptions of their thoughts, feelings, and beliefs about their experiences are delineated and recommendations are provided for counseling professionals to increase the efficacy of care provided.
Journal of Child Sexual Abuse
"Through the Eyes of the Wounded: A Narrative Analysis of Children's Sexual Abuse Experiences and Recovery Process" (2014). Faculty Bibliography 2010s. 5331.