What Resources Do Child Abuse Survivors Want?
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Much attention has been paid to the adverse effects of maltreatment during childhood. Many researchers have examined the effects of child abuse, but much less attention has been paid to determining what resources may be useful in aiding abuse survivors in achieving successful lives as young adults. Thus, the present study extends previous research by exploring what learning resources are reported as being most desired by child abuse survivors and non-survivors. Child abuse survivors reported the greatest desire in utilizing learning resources related to interpersonal skills, finding a job, and keeping a job. Non-survivors reported the greatest desire in utilizing learning resources related to finding a job, work ethic, and interpersonal skills. Data from this study will be used in the creation and implementation of programs aimed at helping child abuse survivors succeed in independent adult living via the non-profit organization, No Longer Silenced Movement (NLSM).