Family structure and child sexual abuse

Originally published at: https://prostasia.org/blog/family-structure-and-child-sexual-abuse/

One of the most prevalent myths about child sexual abuse is that it has only really one cause—the deviant sexual interests of a sadistic perpetrator. But only a small minority of real-life cases resemble that stereotype. The reality is more nuanced: there’s a network of risk factors that can make a child more susceptible to…