Childhood Sexual Abuse: Consequences and Holistic Intervention by Dr. Sigrún Sigurðardóttir
Aim: To increase the knowledge and deepen the understanding of the consequences of CSA for men and women. To develop and explore a holistic therapy for female CSA survivors and look into the experience of the healthcare system.
Methods: A phenomenological research approach was used to increase the knowledge and deepen the understanding of the above phenomena.
Results: The consequences of CSA for both men and women, were serious for their health and well-being. They felt they had not received adequate support and understanding from healthcare professionals, but participation in the Wellness-Program seemed to improve the health and well-being of those attending.
Conclusions: CSA can have serious and far-reaching consequences for the health and well-being of both men and women. It is important to continue to develop a holistic program for CSA survivors. Through an organized program much can be gained for the individual, family and society as a whole.
Keywords: Child Sexual Abuse (CSA), Consequences of CSA, Men, Women, Holistic intervention, Phenomenology.