Learning from the experts

Output March 2019

At the onset of the project, a literature review was carried out in order to:

  • a) assess the literature in relation to the mental health and wellbeing needs of young people who have experienced sexual abuse in adolescence, and;
  • b) locate the present study within this wider evidence base.


This briefing document details the methodology used in the literature review. METHODOLOGY Briefing [PDF]

Three accompanying briefings have been produced on the thematic findings of the review:

1. concepts and frameworks for thinking about the mental health and wellbeing of young people following sexual abuse in adolescence CONCEPTS Briefing [PDF]

2. the impacts of sexual abuse in adolescence IMPACTS Briefing [PDF]

3. identification and assessment of, and support for, sexual abuse in adolescence. RESPONSES Briefing [PDF]

This document provides an overview of the briefings SUMMARY Briefing [PDF]





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