Year: 1981 Source: Journal of Adolescence, v.4, (1981), p.157-162 SIEC No: 19840540

Using case illustrations & theoretical underpinnings, this article examines 1 of the consequences of sexual abuse of children: self-destructiveness in adolescence. The focus is on motivating factors in suicidal attempts, treatment approaches & the goals of therapy for these adolescents. The occurrence of sexual abuse is documented & ways of recognizing symptoms of sexual abuse are discussed.