Memorable life events and disclosure of child sexual abuse: possibilities and challenges across diverse contexts

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10547/622022
Title:
Memorable life events and disclosure of child sexual abuse: possibilities and challenges across diverse contexts
Authors:
Allnock, Debra
Abstract:
This article examines the relationship between memorable life events (MLEs) and disclosure of sexual abuse in childhood. The findings derive from a larger thematic and phenomenological analysis of MLEs across the life course of 12 adults with self-reported histories of child sexual abuse (CSA). Participants were recruited from the UK, but represent a diverse group in terms of age, gender, country of origin, sexuality and disability. In-depth interviews and Life History Calendars (LHCs) were used to collect a range of contextual and event-based data. Varied and unique MLEs were found to promote disclosure of sexual abuse in childhood, although this was highly contingent on context. A conceptual framework is offered as a way of navigating this relationship and contexts that can inhibit, alter or reverse decisions to disclose abuse. This research is the first known in-depth analysis of MLEs and CSA, and therefore makes an original contribution to the field.
Citation:
Allnock D (2017) 'Memorable life events and disclosure of child sexual abuse: possibilities and challenges across diverse contexts', Families, Relationships and Societies 6 (2) 185-200
Publisher:
Policy Press
Journal:
Families, Relationships and Societies
Issue Date:
9-Feb-2017
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10547/622022
DOI:
10.1332/204674317X14866455118142
Additional Links:
http://www.ingentaconnect.com/content/tpp/frs/pre-prints/content-ppfrsd1500048r2;jsessionid=227aaqabrle1g.x-ic-live-03
Type:
Article
Language:
en
ISSN:
2046-7435
Appears in Collections:
Applied social sciences

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dc.contributor.authorAllnock, Debraen
dc.date.accessioned2017-02-20T12:07:17Z-
dc.date.available2017-02-20T12:07:17Z-
dc.date.issued2017-02-09-
dc.identifier.citationAllnock D (2017) 'Memorable life events and disclosure of child sexual abuse: possibilities and challenges across diverse contexts', Families, Relationships and Societies 6 (2) 185-200en
dc.identifier.issn2046-7435-
dc.identifier.doi10.1332/204674317X14866455118142-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10547/622022-
dc.description.abstractThis article examines the relationship between memorable life events (MLEs) and disclosure of sexual abuse in childhood. The findings derive from a larger thematic and phenomenological analysis of MLEs across the life course of 12 adults with self-reported histories of child sexual abuse (CSA). Participants were recruited from the UK, but represent a diverse group in terms of age, gender, country of origin, sexuality and disability. In-depth interviews and Life History Calendars (LHCs) were used to collect a range of contextual and event-based data. Varied and unique MLEs were found to promote disclosure of sexual abuse in childhood, although this was highly contingent on context. A conceptual framework is offered as a way of navigating this relationship and contexts that can inhibit, alter or reverse decisions to disclose abuse. This research is the first known in-depth analysis of MLEs and CSA, and therefore makes an original contribution to the field.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherPolicy Pressen
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.ingentaconnect.com/content/tpp/frs/pre-prints/content-ppfrsd1500048r2;jsessionid=227aaqabrle1g.x-ic-live-03en
dc.rightsYellow - can archive pre-print (ie pre-refereeing)-
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/*
dc.subjectchild sexual abuseen
dc.subjectdisclosureen
dc.subjectlife eventsen
dc.subjectlife courseen
dc.titleMemorable life events and disclosure of child sexual abuse: possibilities and challenges across diverse contextsen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.identifier.journalFamilies, Relationships and Societiesen
dc.date.updated2017-02-20T11:55:37Z-
dc.description.noteIn press-
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