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      Case analysis of child abuse and neglect in Trinidad

      Clinical Social Work and Health Intervention

      Journal of Clinical Social Work and Health Intervention

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          Child abuse is a major public health problem. This article exposes the health risk faced by a sexually abused child who was a school dropout facing challenges in her life with her own family. This case study critically analyzed the struggle of a female child, whose unfortunate experience was compounded by many gaps within the country’s social support systems. On the other hand, the case explored her resilience and will to be successful against all odds. The authors identified a resilient approach which examines and guides the review of the risk; protective factors and resilience in the client’s life; the impact of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy that helps her to identify her distorted thinking were discussed.

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          Clinical Social Work and Health Intervention
          CSWHI
          Journal of Clinical Social Work and Health Intervention
          2222386X
          20769741
          February 17 2016
          February 17 2016
          : 7
          : 1
          : 87-93
          Article
          10.22359/cswhi_7_1_10
          © 2016

          Psychology, Social & Behavioral Sciences

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