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Stigmatization is a process, described by David Finkelhor, in which negative connotations concerning abuse (badness, shamefulness, guilt) are communicated to the child and subsequently enter the child's self-image. Stigmatization may lead to low self-esteem, self-injurious behaviour, thoughts of suicide, and identification with other stigmatized behaviors (drug abuse, prostitution).
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