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Doing it all: developing integrated support for women experiencing mental health, trauma-related and substance use problems  
http://www.cwhn.ca/sites/default/files/PDF/CEWH/RB/bulletin-vol5no1EN.pdf

Discusses integrated and women-centred approaches to treatment and support for women who experience mental health, trauma-related and substance use problems.

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Published: 2006
Getting through medical examinations: a resource for women survivors of abuse and their health care providers  
http://cwhn.ca/en/yourhealth/faqs/GettingThroughMedicalExaminations

Raises awareness and provides information to health care providers and survivors of abuse who use the health care system, using suggestions drawn from women survivors' and practitioners' recommendations and the experiences of other colleagues and professionals working in the area. Based on two research projects for the Prairie Women's Health Centre of Excellence. The first project looked at the experiences with women survivors of childhood sexual abuse and their recommendations for better meeting their health care needs. The second study explored the experience and knowledge of health care practitioners.

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Published: 2001
Child sexual abuse: long-term effects

Presents the findings of one psychologist on the long-term effects of child sexual abuse.

Published: 1996
Childhood sexual abuse: a mental health issue

Discusses why people with a history of child sexual abuse are more likely to develop anxiety disorders, problems with identity and post-traumatic stress disorder.

Published: 2003
The commercial sexual exploitation of children in the U.S., Canada and Mexico: full report

Reports on the nature, extent and seriousness of child sexual exploitation in the U.S., Canada, and Mexico.

Published: 2001
The sexual exploitation of children: a working guide to the empirical litterature

Provides a bibliography of the empirical literatures relating to child abuse, child sexual abuse, child sexual exploitation, and the commercial sexual exploitation of children.

Published: 2001
Crisis or creation? A systematic examination of “false memory syndrome”  
http://www.leadershipcouncil.org/Research/Trauma___Memory/Epidemic/epidemic.html

Examines the assumptions underlying "False Memory Syndrome," as well as the epidemiologial evidence, to determine whether there is sufficient empirical evidence to support it as a valid diagnostic construct. Demonstrates that the existence of such a syndrome lacks general acceptance in the mental health field, and that the construct is based on a series of faulty assumptions, many of which have been scientifically disproven. (See Details)

Published: 2002
Child abuse and neglect overview paper  
www.hc-sc.gc.ca/hppb/familyviolence/html/childabueng.html

Provides introductory information on child abuse and neglect. Includes definitions of abuse, outlines the extent of the problem, and identifies some of the impacts on victims and abusers. Also includes information on preventing and reporting child abuse, and provides a list of relevant services and publications.

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Published: 1997
What do YOU think? A youth peer information package on violence  
http://www.gov.nf.ca/exec/wpo/wpo_publ.htm

Develped to help young people educate themselves and their peers about violence and to introduce publications, films and organizations that can inform youth about violence. Provides basic information, raises questions, and promotes discussion and reflection.

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Published: 1999
Survivors of sexual abuse: clinical, lifestyle and reproductive consequences  
http://www.cmaj.ca/cgi/reprint/159/4/329.pdf
Examines whether reported sexual abuse and its associated demographic and health-related effects are different for aboriginal and non-aboriginal women. Finds that abuse may be associated with subsequent health behaviors, beyond specific physical and psychosocial disorders. Concludes that aboriginal and non-aboriginal women who have suffered sexual abuse showed substantial differences in their subsequent health and health-related behaviours. Includes references. (See Details)
Published: 1998