Literature Review
Volume 11 Issue 4 - 2022
Assistance to Child Sexual Abuse Victims: From Disclosure to the Critical Path. An Integrative Literature Review
Vanessa Borges Platt1* and Jucélia Maria Guedert2
1Pediatrician, Children’s Hospital and University Hospital, Specialization in Clinical Bioethics by Redebioética/UNESCO, Ph.D. in Public Health, Public Health Post-Graduation Program, Federal University of Santa Catarina, Brazil
2Pediatrician, Member of the Board of Directors of the Brazilian Society of Bioethics, Santa Catarina Regional Administration, Specialization in Clinical Bioethics by Redebioética/UNESCO, Ph.D. in Medical Science, Medical Science Post-Graduation Program, Federal University of Santa Catarina, Brazil
*Corresponding Author: Vanessa Borges Platt, Pediatrician, Children’s Hospital and University Hospital, Specialization in Clinical Bioethics by Redebioética/UNESCO, Ph.D. in Public Health, Public Health Post-Graduation Program, Federal University of Santa Catarina, Brazil.
Received: February 21, 2022; Published: March 11, 2021


Objective: This paper presents an integrative review of Brazilian norms and guidelines for assisting children who have suffered sexual abuse and reflectively discusses the difficulties of victims and families to reveal this violence, the notification of cases, and the care pathway imposed on them up from the revelation.

Method: Integrative review regarding "sexual violence in childhood and adolescence" using official Brazilian websites and online libraries SciELO, PubMed and Google Scholar.

Results: The Technical Norm “Prevention and Treatment of Diseases Resulting from Sexual Violence against Women and Adolescents” provides support for structuring care networks for victims of sexual violence. The journey taken by victims for assistance is a long one, involving multiprofessional assessments, police and justice procedures, and sometimes implies an unknown path.

Conclusion: The service network for people in situations of violence represents advances in facing the problem. Professionals involved in care must support victims by making the required routes less critical and more effective in ensuring social non-stigmatization and fundamental human rights.

Keywords: Child Sexual; Abuse; Disclosure; Delivery of Health Care; Mandatory Reporting


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Citation: Vanessa Borges Platt and Jucélia Maria Guedert. “Assistance to Child Sexual Abuse Victims: From Disclosure to the Critical Path. An Integrative Literature Review”. EC Paediatrics 11.4 (2022): 26-34.

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