Home Truths about Child Sexual Abuse: A Reader

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Psychology Press, 2000 - Family & Relationships - 459 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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Contents

Child sexual abuse and the radical feminist endeavour an overview
1
Child sexual abuse and exploitation
25
What happened when women said incest
27
Paedophile characteristics and patterns of behaviour developing and using a typology
49
Sexual exploitation a new discovery or one part of the continuum of sexual abuse in childhood?
70
Incest paedophilia pornography and prostitution conceptualising the connections
87
The victim experience of child sexual abuse and its effects
101
Paternal incest an autobiographical account
103
Risk factors for development of sexually abusive behaviour in sexually victimized adolescent boys cross sectional study
222
Interventions
233
Child sexual abuse and the continuum of victim disclosure professionals working with children in Cleveland in 1987
235
Helping girls involved in prostitution a Barnardos experiment
277
Treating adolescents who sexually abuse others
290
Patterns of sex offending and strategies for effective assessment and intervention
313
The uses of therapy understanding and treating the effects of childhood abuse and neglect
335
Child protection policy
351

The experience and the effects of child sexual abuse involving pornography
123
Once I was a child and there was much pain a glimpse into the soul of an incest survivor
141
The newly recognised shattering effects of child abuse
163
The nature and extent of child sexual abuse
167
Child sexual abuse prevalence a review and reanalysis of relevant studies
169
Contributing and causal factors
197
Sadistic sexual and violent acts in the young contributing and causal factors
199
Gender and the child protection process
353
The medical diagnosis of child sexual abuse in Cleveland in 1987 the paediatricians dilemma
372
Confronting sexual abuse challenges for the future
387
Conclusion
403
Child protection and child sexual abuse prevention influencing policy and practice
405
Index
449
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