Home Truths About Child Sexual Abuse: Policy and Practice

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Catherine Itzin
Taylor & Francis, Jul 13, 2000 - Health & Fitness - 480 pages
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Home Truths About Child Sexual Abuse brings together the findings of research and clinical work by leading figures in the UK and USA. It makes visible the prevalence of sexual abuse and exploitation of children by normal, ordinary, heterosexual family men, both within and outside the family. Comprehensive and multidisciplinary in approach, it covers the many different aspects of child sexual abuse including:
*phenomenology
*definitions and terminology
*epidemiology
*explanatory frameworks
*concepts and theory
*the contribution of radical feminism
*constructs, classifications and typologies
*policy
*treatments
*multi-disciplinary and multi-agency work
*medical advice
*gender issues
*criminal justice.
The book provides the evidence and knowledge base necessary to begin to achieve effective prevention. It offers professionals, researchers and policy makers an invaluable source of reference and an informed basis for action.

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Catherine Itzin is an Honorary Research Fellow in the Violence, Abuse and Gender Relations Research Unit, Department of Applied Social Studies at the University of Bradford. She is a member of the Executive Committee of the National Council for Civil Liberties.

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