Activities that are socially objectionable and criminal have to be intervened and stopped. A sexual abuse of a child leaves them vulnerable to many mental and physical impacts. Children are so vulnerable and do not understand the consequences.
It becomes the responsibility of the society to intervene and stop it or treat the victim. But, it requires to be investigated carefully to assess the situation.
One needs to understand and get a hint from the indications. It could be indicated physically or it could be psychosocial. Physical indications of a sexual assault could be something like blood in a child’s innerwear that could be tested with a medical professional. If it were something to do with behavioral changes, it is the duty of the doctors who can try to form some opinion based on the symptoms. While there is enough progress in the medical field to determine the facts of sexual abuse, there could be different conclusions. But the probabilities are to be considered and attended to. The victims have the fundamental right to be treated and rule out any possibilities of venereal disease, in case of sexual abuse even if there are no symptoms concerned.
An Act, “The Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act” signed in 1974 has influenced the Federal government to come up with manuals in mobilizing social service to face the challenge to intervene and treat the victims. The manuals have helped in understanding the problems with which these serious issues can be addressed in time and victims be helped by timely intervention.
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