Perceptions of Child Abuse as Manifested in Drawings and Narratives by Children and Adolescents

L. Goldner, R. Lev-Wiesel & B. Binson

December 2, 2021

How is child abuse/neglect perceived by children? Struggling with feelings of humiliation, guilt & shame, drawings help communicate communicate the abuse in an attempt to gain an understanding of the painful experience; however, for some the task is perceived as overwhelming, which evokes more defensive drawings to maintain emotional distance.

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