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Sexually maltreated youth are at increased risk for developing thoughts of self-blame associated with their traumatic experiences (Melville et al., 2014). Self-blame increases risk of maladaptive emotion regulation strategies and self-harming behaviors (Gorgi et al., 2019). Self-blame can cause negative side effects in development and adulthood, changing the trajectory of the child who was affected by sexual assault (Ullman et al., 2014). Recent studies suggest we must continue to investigate the role in shame in producing meaning making progress, and how it affects other emotions, cognitive learning, and emotion regulating strategies (McElvaney et al., 2022). In order to continue to improve the quality of life in individuals who have experienced sexual maltreatment, we must continue to uncover the secret nature of shame.
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Child sexual abuse--Psychological aspects
Behavior and Behavior Mechanisms | Child Psychology | Cognitive Psychology
Castillo, Jessica and Constantine, Mallory, "Self-Blame Associated with Sexual Maltreatment" (2022). Undergraduate Research Symposium Posters. 141.
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