Year: 1981 Source: Journal of Child Abuse and Neglect, v.5, (1981), p.217-221 SIEC No: 19850804

Suicides & suicide attempts are among the many complications that accrue in the wake of an incest event. This study reports on the frequency of suicide attempts in families where sexual abuse has been substantiated. Records of all cases of sexual abuse from a community agency were reviewed for a 2 & 1/2 year period (n=201). 13 suicide attempts occurred in 11 families (5 in mothers, 8 daughters) 3 mothers had been incest victims in childhood. Implications for case management are discussed. (NBB)