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Abused Kids Text Crisis Hotlines to Find Help

27 March, 2019 | Futurity | Posted in Articles

Children who need a discreet way to report abuse are turning to text-based crisis communication services, report researchers. “She says she will burn the house down with me in it.” “He threatened to pull a gun on me.” “He told me he could kill me in an instant if he wanted to.” These are just a few of the texts children have sent to crisis hotlines in the last several years, researchers say.

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Child Maltreatment Disclosure to a Text Messaging-Based Crisis Service: Content Analysis

25 March, 2019 | JMIR Publications | Posted in Publications

Disclosure of child maltreatment is often a grueling experience for children and may result in the young victim re-experiencing the trauma. Children and young people who disclose their experiences risk inadequate support through the disclosure process, social stigmatization associated with maltreatment victimization, retribution by the perpetrator, and removal of the victim or perpetrator from the home.

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