CSAAM 2012 Tweets | April 20

  • Positive Communication – Message from Tulir http://wp.me/p1pP52-fx
  • Join us for a twitter chat at noon today with CSA survivor @CindrellaMehfuz on ‘Forgiving. Moving On. And still loving.’ #CSAAM
  • The topic for today’s tweets on CSA is whether victims of CSA go on to become abusers themselves. #CSAAM
  • The information in the following tweets has been sourced from http://apt.rcpsych.org #CSAAM
  • It is clear that the majority of children who are sexually abused do not become abusers. #CSAAM
  • Around half of all young abusers have not themselves been victims of abuse. #CSAAM
  • A number of studies indicate that between 30 and 70% of young abusers have been sexually abused (Johnson &Shrier, 1987; Ryanef al, 1990).
  • The information in the following tweets has been taken from http://bjp.rcpsych.org #CSAAM
  • CSA-AM 2012: Vigilance and Strategy – Slight Modification to Existing Groundrules by Lavanya http://wp.me/p1pP52-n0
  • There is widespread belief in a ‘cycle’ of child sexual abuse, but little empirical evidence for this belief. #CSAAM
  • Hilton & Mezey (1996) point to a belief that there is a progression from victim to victimiser as CSA abusers often report a history of CSA.
  • We have CSA survivor @CindrellaMehfuz here to take your questions. Please send in your questions to her hashtagged #CSAAM
  • Read this report for a detailed study on the victim abuser cycle. http://bjp.rcpsych.org/content/179/6/482.full #CSAAM
  • The hypothesised ‘ victim-to-victimiser’ cycle does not account for protective factors that inhibit the development of abusive behaviour.
  • According to the study, 75% of those who reported that they were victims of both incest and paedophilia were also perpetrators. #CSAAM
  • Your story, and your words, @CindrellaMehfuz would give courage to those trying to move on and heal from CSA. #CSAAM
  • Mumbai shocker: 3-year-old girl raped, killed http://t.in.com/0mEy
  • There are at least 2 subgroups of adult perpetrators of CSA — a smaller one which had previous CSA experiences & a larger one which did not
  • The information in the following tweets has been taken from http://bbc.in/ICWNw3 #CSAAM
  • Researchers at the Institute of Child Health in London have found evidence to suggest that just one in eight continues the cycle of abuse.
  • A video – Speak Up! It’s not your fault – (part 3) http://wp.me/p1pP52-lh
  • They said the finding indicate that the risks of victims becoming abusers is much less than previously thought. #CSAAM
  • And we have a twitter chat on Monday 23rd April, 11am to noon with another CSA survivor, @survivorcsa. Do join us.
  • Researchers found that other factors play an important role in determining who is most likely to go on to abuse. #CSAAM
  • Researchers found that 26 of the 224 former victims went on to commit CSA. In almost all cases, these involved kids outside their family.
  • CSA In The News – April 20 http://wp.me/p1pP52-n8
  • Factors that increase the chances of a victim becoming an abuser: No supervision during childhood, Abuse by a woman, Violence in the family
  • In addition, one in three of those who went on to abuse had a history of being cruel to animals when they were younger.
  • The following information has been sourced from http://www.webmd.com. The link: http://bit.ly/GP3L0U
  • Roughly one in 10 male victims of child sex abuse in a U.K. study later went on to abuse children as adults. #CSAAM
  • But the risk was far greater for sexually victimized children who came from severely dysfunctional families. #CSAAM
  • Much can be learned by studying child sexual abuse victims who do not go on to become sexual predators or experience long-lasting trauma.
  • A lovely article on VICTIMS NOT DESTINED TO BE ABUSERS: http://www.bearingthroughit.org/article.html