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The Molested Child: The Victim (Part II) #87676

ABC Evening News for Tuesday, Nov 13, 1984
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(Studio) New York City reported beginning fingerprinting all child care workers in effort to weed out anyone with history of sexual crimes.
REPORTER: Peter Jennings

(NYC) Impact of sexual abuse on the child victim examined; "Lisa" cited as ex. [CAUSES executive director Dr. Nahman GREENBERG - notes disrupting child's normal life is part of victimization process, in addition to the actual assault.] [Child psychologist Ed LOEW - describes severely abused child "Billy."] ["MELISSA" - describes her feelings of guilt, anger from father's sexual assaults, his actions.] Question of long-term effects of child sexual abuse, as well as immediate breakup of the family, considered. [VICTIMS - recall their experiences as children, ongoing effect on their adult lives.]
REPORTER: Rebecca Chase

(Studio) [National Center for Prevention of Child Abuse executive director Dr. Anne COHN - discusses success of treatment with sexual abuse victims; inequity of society's attitude toward victim versus molester; lasting effects if victims don't receive help.]
REPORTER: Peter Jennings

Chase, Rebecca;
Jennings, Peter

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