Child and Adolescent Social Work Journal

, Volume 10, Issue 4, pp 319–328 | Cite as

The relationship of sexual abuse to symptom levels in emotionally disturbed girls

  • Ferol E. Mennen
  • Diane Meadow


This research study examined symptom levels and sexual abuse status of emotionally disturbed girls in residential treatment. Sexually abused girls had poorer self esteem, higher levels of anxiety, and a trend toward more depression than the nonabused girls on self-report measures. Measures completed by the residents' therapists also found sexually abused girls as being more symptomatic in a number of areas.


Social Psychology Research Study Sexual Abuse Residential Treatment Symptom Level 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ferol E. Mennen
    • 1
  • Diane Meadow
    • 2
  1. 1.School of Social WorkUniversity of Southern CaliforniaLos Angeles
  2. 2.Private Practice in Laguna Nigue

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