Effects of poly-victimization before age 18 on health outcomes in young Kenyan adults: Violence Against Children and Youth Survey

Children’s exposure to poly-victimization, which is the experience of multiple types of victimization, has been found to be associated with negative health outcomes and risk behaviors.

Using the using the Violence Against Children Survey (VACS), the study examines the collective effects of childhood sexual, physical, and emotional violence on selected self-reported health outcomes among young Kenyan females and males. The study data demonstrates an urgent need to reduce all types of violence against children, as well develop appropriate strategies for its prevention.

Violence and victims journal