A case of sexual abuse by a traditional faith healer

Are there potential preventions?

Lai Fong Chan, Susan Mooi Koon Tan, Jin Kiat Ang, Norazlin Kamal Nor, Shalisah Sharip

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Abstract

Adolescent sexual abuse is not an uncommon phenomenon in Malaysia. It is a traumatic experience that complicates the psychosocial development of young people on the threshold of adulthood. This case report highlights the psychosocial sequelae of adolescent sexual abuse by a traditional healer and discusses management issues in the context of unique cultural and belief systems.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)613-620
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Child Sexual Abuse
Volume21
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2012

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Keywords

  • Adolescent sexual abuse
  • Malaysia
  • Traditional healer

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Psychiatry and Mental health
  • Pathology and Forensic Medicine
  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Clinical Psychology

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A case of sexual abuse by a traditional faith healer : Are there potential preventions? / Chan, Lai Fong; Tan, Susan Mooi Koon; Ang, Jin Kiat; Kamal Nor, Norazlin; Sharip, Shalisah.

In: Journal of Child Sexual Abuse, Vol. 21, No. 6, 2012, p. 613-620.

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