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Philippine Journal of Child Sexual Abuse – Volume 2, 2012
The Juvenile Victimization Questionnaire in Mindanao:
An Exploratory Study
Gina Lompero, RSW and Lois J. Engelbrecht, PhD
The prevalence of child sexual abuse in the Philippines has been based on reports made to the police and DSWD and some small research conducted by NGOs. This phenomenon of not having prevalence data is not unique to this country. Balanon (2011) cited the difficulty in determining prevalence because “…the data on reported child sexual abuse is not consistent among government agencies” (p.18). The CPTCSA is beginning to collect prevalence data for publication using the Juvenile Victimization Questionnaire developed by Finkelhor and Hamby (2005). Of interest to CPTCSA are those factors research indicates are related to sexual abuse and sexual offending. The data suggests that, a) girls are more likely to experience emotional abuse, b) boys and girls are equally likely to experience peer or sibling assault, witness domestic violence, have a family member or friend murdered, witness assault without a weapon, and be raped, and c) boys are more likely to experience neglect, pornography, sexual assault by a peer or a known adult, sexual exposure, exposure to war or ethnic conflict, physical abuse by a caregiver, witness murder or assault with or without a weapon, be kidnapped and bullied. The data collected can be used together with other research to begin narratives to understand issues including young sexual offending and prevention education models.
Working with Sexually Abusive Filipino Children:
The CPTCSA Experience
Zenaida S. Rosales, RSW
The causes of sexual abusive behaviors are varied and include both victimization experience and learning from family and community behaviors and culture. Regardless of the cause, however, children abusing children is a reality today. If the public and communities remain reluctant to acknowledge the existence of children with abusive sexual behaviors, treatment options to stop the sexual offending of these children at early ages will also remain uncertain. This paper presents characterisitcs of the 40 young sexual offenders who have come to CPTCSA for treatment. Their behavior ranged from touching to penetration, giving reasons for their behavior that included boredom, pornography, lack of supervision, peer pressure, curiosity, victim’s fault, and “trip lang”. With this information, we can design and implement effective services for prevention and treatment that focus on the individual, family,
community and culture.