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Finkelhor, D. (1995). The victimization of children: a developmental perspective. American Journal of Orthopsychiatry, 65(2), 177-193.

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The article explores the different issues related to child victimization, such as the fact that younger children are more prone to become victims. This is directly related to the relationship they develop with with caretakers including teachers and babysitters. Abuse that occured during the preschool years affects the development of children in their disassociation with adult figures. Children do experience PTSD after certain traumatic incidents, such as a murder.