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An ongoing study by Valerie Simon, Ph.D., is focused on how to help female victims of child sexual abuse (CSA) get the help they need to avoid sexually risky behavior and its potentially life- altering consequences. Simon, assistant professor of psychology in the Merrill Palmer Skillman Institute, is examining the trajectories and potential mechanisms of sexual risk behavior among young adolescent females with CSA histories. Her efforts are being supported by a five-year, $755,121 grant from the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development of the National Institutes of Health.