Suicidality Case Study

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Suicidality has also been associated with CSA (Briere & Runtz, 1986; Bryer, Nelson, Miller, & Krol, 1987). Kristensen & Lau (2007), found that 39% had attempted suicide on at least one occasion, and over 50% attempted more than once. Bagley and Ramsay (1986), concluded that CSA victims (n = 83) had significantly higher frequency of suicide plans and/or deliberate self-harm or suicide attempts (5% vs. 0%). However, 81% of them reported that they were suffering with stress and other problems. This serves as a problem because these variables could have been the cause of the suicide attempt or thoughts and not necessarily the abuse. They also speculated that force can be a factor here. Suicidality without force or the threat of force was not correlated…show more content…
The perspectives I will choose for this study is the traumagenic model (Finkelhor, 1988) and multifaceted models of traumatization (Kendall-Tacket et al., 1993). Established from the literate we know that a child is anyone below the age of 18 and CSA takes into account both contact and non-contact sexual relations with children. It will be very difficult to put a time constrain on the term “long term effects”, therefore, we will just leave it as effects that persist with a person over a period of…show more content…
From this interview(s), I will gain insight on the extent of the phenomenon as it results to Grenada; I would learn the difference in severity of effects as it results in different types of CSA, taking into consideration age and duration. Finally, I will know effective measures in preventing and reducing the effects of CSA. The following questions will be addressed:1. How do the different types of CSA (contact or non-contact) affect the severity of the impact of CSA? How does age and duration pose to an important factor? 2.How does disclosure impact the long term effects of CSA? 3. How should strategies be implemented in order to be effective?
Convenience sampling will be the method used, mainly due to time restraint and the sensitivity of the phenomenon. Because of the sensitivity of the case, persons who were victims of CSA will most likely feel uncomfortable talking about the experience. A longitudinal study or a survey involving victims would have been a more appropriate way to obtain data. Receiving data from Child Psychologists is also an effective way to get data because I am only looking at the effects of CSA and not the experiences of persons who were victims of
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