Title

Exploring pet loss for survivors of child sexual abuse: A hitherto unchartered terrain of trauma impact and recovery

Document Type

Journal Article

Publisher

Wiley

Faculty

Faculty of Health, Engineering and Science

School

Social Justice Research Centre

RAS ID

19257

Comments

This article was originally published as: Taylor S.C., & Breen L.J. (2014). Exploring pet loss for survivors of child sexual abuse: A hitherto unchartered terrain of trauma impact and recovery. Child Abuse Review, 23(5), 353-360. Original article available here

Abstract

Key Practitioner Messages: The effect of pet loss for survivors of child sexual abuse is under-explored.Perpetrators may threaten pets to silence their victims.The loss of a companion animal may affect the healing process of child sexual abuse survivors.There is a need for more research to inform interventions to assist the recovery of survivors and education to enhance mental health professionals' understanding of the ongoing effects of pet loss in relation to recovery.

DOI

10.1002/car.2279

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