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Life Experiences of Young Adults Sexually Abused in Childhood (Poster Session 2)
Focus in this poster session is on the in-depth interviews and significant event photography used to explore the experiences of 20 young adults sexually abused in childhood. To encourage discussion, participants were asked to photograph objects or persons representing significant past life events or intense feelings, as well as questioned about daily living experiences; relationships; parenting; and perceptions of interactions with law enforcement, social workers, attorneys, and other professionals. Their photographs provide a unique perspective on the lives of these young adults. Recommended interventions include assessing the skills participants used to manage the aftermath of their trauma and promoting identified positive life experiences.
Jacqueline Hatlevig, PhD
Winona State University
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