The impact of culture on sexual abuse issues is only beginning to be understood. In minority populations, sexual abuse can be overlooked - or survivors can be inappropriately treated - because of cultural or linguistic misunderstandings, racism or homophobia. This volume contains culture-specific chapters that consider ways in which cultural norms can be used to protect children and promote healing from sexual abuse.

Cambodians and Sexual Child Abuse

Cambodians and sexual child abuse
MaryScully, TheanvyKuoch, Richard A.Miller

When we were asked to write a chapter about sexual abuse and Cambodian children, we responded immediately because we recognized that it is a subject much in need of discussion. We did not expect it to be an easy chapter to write because we knew there were few statistics available and we would have to base our writing on anecdotal records. However, we were not prepared for how difficult it would be to review these stories and place them in a context that is already saturated with trauma.

The Mahantdorai, the Cambodian holocaust, is an unbelievable journey into the heart of human suffering and betrayal. Over the past 13 years, we have been privileged ...

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