The Impact of Child Abuse and Neglect on Health Risk Behaviors and the Mental, Physical, and Spiritual Health of Survivors

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CONFERENCE: Adventist Human-Subject Researchers Association

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Reinert, Katia
Medicine and Health Sciences
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The presentation will discuss research data on the prevalence of child abuse among 10,283 Seventh-day Adventists in North America, including the impact of childhood trauma on health risk behaviors, negative mental and physical health, and spiritual distress. Protective factors for survivors and the role of the church in abuse prevention and resilience among survivors will be explored.