Punishment, Peer Exploitation, and Sexual Abuse in Long-Term Romanian Residential Centers: Findings from a Nationally Representative Sample of Institutionalized Children (Chapter 3 in Child Maltreatment in Residential Care: History, Research, and Current Practice).
Rus, Adrian V. Parris, Sheri R. Stativa, Ecaterina. Pennings, Jacquelyn S. Butterfield, Max E. Lee, Wesley C. Gavrilovici, Ovidiu.
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A study of 1,511 Romanian children placed in 53 long-term residential centers for school-aged children found children in traditional and family-type institutions reported experiencing and awareness of punishments, exploitation, and peer exploitation in a higher proportion than those in mixed-type institutions. A significantly greater proportion of children in family-type institutions reported experiencing and/or awareness of children being forced to have sex compared to children in traditional and mixed-type institutions. Implications are discussed. Numerous references.
INSTITUTIONAL ABUSE AND NEGLECT; AUTHORITY FIGURES AS CHILD ABUSERS; SYSTEMS ABUSE; INSTITUTIONALIZED CHILDREN; foster children; group homes; POST INSTITUTIONALIZED CHILDREN; RESIDENTIAL CARE INSTITUTIONS; ORPHANAGES; CROSS CULTURAL STUDIES; Romania; child abuse; peer relationships; sexual abuse