As the Pariah River can change the water clarity of the Colorado River at their confluence, exposure to social-sexual deviance can cloud a healthy child, adolescent and/or adult’s adjustment. Many factors interact to determine the turbidity. Deviance is dynamic or it can fluctuate from person to person and/or event to event. It is also measurable. Together, these features enable isolating specific deviant traits and examining the subsequent injuries exposure to a specific trait can cause.
To examine factors that can aggravate injuries to children and the professionals who are primary responders to violent crimes against children, I developed and utilized two self-report questionnaires. The Sexual Trauma Inventory is used to examine the relationship between childhood exposure to deviance and subsequent developmental injuries. The Silentinjuries™ Questionnaire was developed to identify factors that can aggravate the predictable injuries primary responders to violent crimes against children are likely to experience. The investigation sought to determine whether the factors that can increase injury risk to children are comparable to the factors that can injure professionals.