Understanding the Effects of Child Sexual Abuse

This book draws on this revolutionary legacy, feminism and post-structuralism to critically examine current perceptions of women, girls and child abuse in psychology, psychiatry and the mass media, and to re-evaluate mainstream and feminist ...

Author: Sam Warner

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134238312

Category: Psychology

Page: 304

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Child sexual abuse is a global problem that negatively affects many women and girls. As such, it has long been of concern to feminists, and more recently mental health activists. This book draws on this revolutionary legacy, feminism and post-structuralism to critically examine current perceptions of women, girls and child abuse in psychology, psychiatry and the mass media, and to re-evaluate mainstream and feminist approaches to this subject. The book aims to contribute to the ongoing development of a knowledge-base for working with abused women and girls, and demonstrates the need to question the use of formulaic methods in working with abused women and girls. It calls for an explicit concern with politics, principles and ethics in the related areas of theory, research and practice. Using research into women who have been sexually abused in childhood, and who are detained in maximum security mental health care, Sam Warner explores and identifies key principles for practice. A social recovery model of intervention is developed, and case study examples are used to demonstrate its applicability in a range of practice areas. These include abuse psychotherapy; expert witness reports in child protection; with mothers of abused girls; and with women and girls in secure care contexts. This thorough investigation of this emotive issue provides a clear theoretical and practical framework for understanding and coping with child sexual abuse. This book will be of interest to anyone who works with children and adults who have been abused. This includes clinical psychologists, therapists and other professionals that work in mental health, psychotherapy and social services; and legal settings within both community and secure care contexts. It should also be essential reading for students and academics in this area.

Understanding the Effects of Child Sexual Abuse

Hence, childhood sexual abuse can be considered to be a relevant factor in
making sense of women with long-term mental health problems. In order to
elaborate how abuse-talk impacts on understanding these women, I deliberately
focus ...

Author: Sam Warner

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134238320

Category: Psychology

Page: 304

View: 588

Child sexual abuse is a global problem that negatively affects many women and girls. As such, it has long been of concern to feminists, and more recently mental health activists. This book draws on this revolutionary legacy, feminism and post-structuralism to critically examine current perceptions of women, girls and child abuse in psychology, psychiatry and the mass media, and to re-evaluate mainstream and feminist approaches to this subject. The book aims to contribute to the ongoing development of a knowledge-base for working with abused women and girls, and demonstrates the need to question the use of formulaic methods in working with abused women and girls. It calls for an explicit concern with politics, principles and ethics in the related areas of theory, research and practice. Using research into women who have been sexually abused in childhood, and who are detained in maximum security mental health care, Sam Warner explores and identifies key principles for practice. A social recovery model of intervention is developed, and case study examples are used to demonstrate its applicability in a range of practice areas. These include abuse psychotherapy; expert witness reports in child protection; with mothers of abused girls; and with women and girls in secure care contexts. This thorough investigation of this emotive issue provides a clear theoretical and practical framework for understanding and coping with child sexual abuse. This book will be of interest to anyone who works with children and adults who have been abused. This includes clinical psychologists, therapists and other professionals that work in mental health, psychotherapy and social services; and legal settings within both community and secure care contexts. It should also be essential reading for students and academics in this area.

Moving on After Childhood Sexual Abuse

This self-help guide allows those who have experienced childhood sexual abuse to consider the impact that it has had on their adult lives from a new perspective, helping them to understand the effects, and prepare for therapy.

Author: Jonathan Willows

Publisher: Taylor & Francis US

ISBN: 9780415424820

Category: Psychology

Page: 191

View: 255

This self-help guide allows those who have experienced childhood sexual abuse to consider the impact that it has had on their adult lives from a new perspective, helping them to understand the effects, and prepare for therapy. Based on known reactions to physical and emotional trauma, the book explains how a broad range of difficulties in adulthood can result from sexual abuse in childhood. The reader is invited to think about how psychological therapy can be particularly helpful in reducing these difficulties and promoting change. Ground rules for therapy are provided, as well as guidance on how to get the most from the therapy process. Moving On After Childhood Sexual Abuse provides a clear explanation of the developmental effects of childhood sexual abuse as well as the role of psychological therapy. This book will therefore assist the reader in making informed decisions about seeking treatment and setting personal goals for therapy, as well as appreciating the demands involved in the process of change.

Understanding and Preventing Child Sexual Abuse

This work deals with the issues surrounding child sexual abuse, and is aimed at practitioners in social work, psychology and medicine, students in professional fields and researchers.

Author: Christopher Bagley

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Social Science

Page: 800

View: 233

This work deals with the issues surrounding child sexual abuse, and is aimed at practitioners in social work, psychology and medicine, students in professional fields and researchers.

Counselling Survivors of Childhood Sexual Abuse

The Second Edition of this accessible, practical guide - fully updated and with a new chapter on the false memory debate - will enable counsellors to become adept at addressing the unique and complex needs.

Author: Claire Burke Draucker

Publisher: SAGE Publications Ltd

ISBN: 9780761965817

Category: Psychology

Page: 167

View: 165

Praise for the First Edition: `There are a number of books which deal with the subject of childhood sexual abuse but few as readable and practical as this, which is a step-by-step guide to understanding the effects of childhood sexual abuse and helping survivors through the process of counselling form disclosure to resolution' - Child Abuse Review The experience of childhood sexual abuse is a trauma that continues to have an impact on survivors throughout their lives. The Second Edition of this accessible, practical guide - fully updated and with a new chapter on the false memory debate - will enable counsellors to become adept at addressing the unique and complex needs.

Child Sexual Exploitation After Rotherham

Drawing on lessons learned from key case reviews and independent practice, this book tells the story of Rotherham and shows the consequences of failing to respond to concerns of child sexual exploitation.

Author: Angie Heal

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 1784502766

Category: Social Science

Page: 312

View: 732

The scale of the Rotherham child protection scandal has led professionals responsible for safeguarding children in other regions to recognise the extent of child abuse in their area and consider how to respond efficiently. Drawing on lessons learned from key case reviews and independent practice, this book tells the story of Rotherham and shows the consequences of failing to respond to concerns of child sexual exploitation. Using case examples demonstrating both poor and good practice, from Rotherham and elsewhere, the authors are able to present recommendations for improvements at strategic management and frontline practitioner levels.

Surviving and Moving On

This book is essential reading for any survivor of child sexual abuse, female or male.

Author: Kim McGregor

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317854810

Category: Social Science

Page: 464

View: 746

This book is essential reading for any survivor of child sexual abuse, female or male. Many survivors of sexual abuse have not always been believed or supported through their developmental years. They have had to cope on their own, dealing with the aftermath of the abuse in whatever ways they could. This book offers ideas and techniques for understanding and healing which adult survivors in particular may find useful. It tends to be written with women in mind, but much of the information and many of the exercises may be useful for male survivors as well. This book will also be useful for the partners, families and friends giving support and encouragement to survivors who are healing themselves from the effects of abuse. Many survivors want those around them to understand what they've survived and its effects on their life. Part 1 provides information about child sexual abuse - what it is, why children remain silent about it, some of the effects abuse can have on a survivor's life and how these can be minimised, and who the offenders are. Part 2 is for survivors, helping them to understand and to cope with their unique experience of child sexual abuse. Part 3 is specifically for supporters and caregivers of survivors.

Understanding Child Sexual Abuse

This book is the first comprehensive study of child sexual abuse in the Caribbean, exploring issues such as the ontology of childhood, links between slavery, colonialism and present-day gender-based violence, the impact of child sexual ...

Author: A. Jones

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137020059

Category: Social Science

Page: 282

View: 929

This book is the first comprehensive study of child sexual abuse in the Caribbean, exploring issues such as the ontology of childhood, links between slavery, colonialism and present-day gender-based violence, the impact of child sexual abuse on the brain and child protection after natural disasters.

Understanding Child Abuse and Neglect

This volume will be useful to organizations involved in research, social service agencies, child advocacy groups, and researchers.

Author: National Research Council

Publisher: National Academies Press

ISBN: 0309048893

Category: Social Science

Page: 408

View: 932

The tragedy of child abuse and neglect is in the forefront of public attention. Yet, without a conceptual framework, research in this area has been highly fragmented. Understanding the broad dimensions of this crisis has suffered as a result. This new volume provides a comprehensive, integrated, child-oriented research agenda for the nation. The committee presents an overview of three major areas: oDefinitions and scope--exploring standardized classifications, analysis of incidence and prevalence trends, and more. oEtiology, consequences, treatment, and prevention--analyzing relationships between cause and effect, reviewing prevention research with a unique systems approach, looking at short- and long-term consequences of abuse, and evaluating interventions. oInfrastructure and ethics--including a review of current research efforts, ways to strengthen human resources and research tools, and guidance on sensitive ethical and legal issues. This volume will be useful to organizations involved in research, social service agencies, child advocacy groups, and researchers.

Trauma and Physical Health

By bringing together new and current studies on the relationship between trauma and physical health, this edited collection assesses the clinical implications of these links.

Author: Victoria L. Banyard

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 113401872X

Category: Medical

Page: 272

View: 181

Trauma research and clinical practice have taught us much about the widespread problems of child maltreatment, partner violence, and sexual assault. Numerous investigations have documented links between such trauma exposure and long-term negative mental health consequences. As we learn more about traumatic stress, however, increasing attention has been drawn to the less studied physical health effects of maltreatment and trauma. Trauma and Physical Health describes both the negative physical health effects of victimization in childhood as well as exploring theoretical models that explains these links. By bringing together new and current studies on the relationship between trauma and physical health, this edited collection assesses the clinical implications of these links. At a time when the mental health field is becoming increasingly cognizant of the value of collaboration with professionals in the physical health arena, this book suggests ways in which clinicians can work with primary care professionals to better meet the needs of trauma survivors across the lifespan. A key focus of the text is to clarify the relationship between the current knowledge base in trauma and physical health and directions for future research in primary care health settings. With contributors from a wide range of clinical and psychological disciplines, it will be of interest to researchers, clinicians and professionals in the trauma field and to primary care professionals concerned with compassionate care for the traumatized.

Understanding the Sexual Betrayal of Boys and Men

Understanding the Sexual Betrayal of Boys and Men: The Trauma of Sexual Abuse is an indispensable go-to book for understanding male sexual victimization.

Author: Richard B. Gartner

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317375572

Category: Psychology

Page: 348

View: 891

Understanding the Sexual Betrayal of Boys and Men: The Trauma of Sexual Abuse is an indispensable go-to book for understanding male sexual victimization. It has become increasingly clear since the 1980s that men and boys, like women and girls, are sexually abused and assaulted in alarming numbers. Yet there have been few resources available to victims, their loved ones, or those trying to help them. Richard B. Gartner was in the vanguard of clinicians treating male sexual victimization and has written extensively about it, initially in professional papers, then in his landmark 1999 book for clinicians Betrayed as Boys: Psychodynamic Treatment of Sexually Abused Men, continuing with his 2005 work Beyond Betrayal: Taking Charge of Your Life after Boyhood Sexual Abuse. He has been a tireless teacher, clinician, and advocate for male victims of sexual abuse in the classroom, the lecture hall, and of course the consulting room as well as in newspaper, television, radio, and online interviews. Dr. Gartner has gathered together expert colleagues from the trauma, psychoanalytic, medical, and survivor treatment fields. Together, they have created a comprehensive guide to what was once thought to be a rarity but now is clearly an all-too-common occurrence. Understanding the Sexual Betrayal of Boys and Men looks at the realities of male sexual victimization, guiding clinicians and lay people alike to understand the complexities of the devastation it causes in victimized boys and men. It considers topics as diverse as: sexual assault in institutions like the military, sports teams, schools, universities, and religious organizations; sex trafficking of boys and adolescents; neurobiology and brain chemistry of male survivors of sexual abuse; gender and sexual dysfunctions and confusions resulting from sexual exploitation and trauma; physicians’ treatment of sexually abused men’s medical problems; socio-cultural influences on processing and treating men’s and boys’ sexual victimization. Understanding the Sexual Betrayal of Boys and Men is required reading for anyone working with male victims of sexual abuse and assault at any level – psychotherapists, rape counselors, attorneys, journalists, guidance counselors, physicians, clergy, graduate students, and lawmakers – and helpful to lay people interested in this often-unrecognized problem.

Understanding Family Violence

This thorough exploration of the major types of family violence details the range of abusive behaviors perpetrated within family systems.

Author: Vernon R. Wiehe

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9780761916451

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 278

View: 849

This thorough exploration of the major types of family violence details the range of abusive behaviors perpetrated within family systems. Case vignettes effectively illustrate these events, and the victims' experiences and perceptions of the abuse. Chapters delineate: the reasons why various types of abuse continue to occur; how different types of violent behavior may be treated; and suggestions for prevention. In addition, the author provides definitions of terms, summaries, valuable references and additional suggested readings.

Understanding and Treating the Life long Consequences of Childhood Sexual Abuse

Author: Graham Wilmer

Publisher:

ISBN: 9780955875021

Category:

Page:

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Canada s Law on Child Sexual Abuse

Public education to prevent child sexual abuse will remain a vital part of social
work practice . Child protection workers are in a unique position to understand
the effects of sexual abuse , including the difficulties a child has in disclosing
abuse ...

Author: Mary Wells

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Child abuse Law and legislation Canada Handbooks, manuals, etc.

Page: 117

View: 896

The changes to the Criminal Code and the Canada Evidence Act on January 1, 1988, created new child sexual abuse offenses and expanded the opportunities for courts to receive children's testimony in cases of child sexual abuse. This has major implications for professionals working with sexually abused children, particularly social workers who will find themselves increasingly participating in investigative activities and may be required to give evidence at criminal trials. This handbook outlines the criminal justice process and its principles; explains the law on child sexual abuse; discusses the need for the adaptation of investigative methods when a child sexual abuse case becomes a criminal justice matter; explains changes in the rules of evidence relating to child witnesses; and suggests roles child protection workers may assume under the new law.

Understanding Child Sexual Maltreatment

This book fills the need for all the relevant material to be drawn together in an accessible form. The clear structure takes the reader through terms and approaches and provides useful guidelines for dealing with sexual maltreatment.

Author: Kathleen Coulborn Faller

Publisher: SAGE Publications, Incorporated

ISBN:

Category: Psychology

Page: 256

View: 865

Despite increased awareness of the problem of sexual abuse, most institutions training the helping professions have trouble compiling material for their regular curricula on child sexual victimization. This book fills the need for all the relevant material to be drawn together in an accessible form. The clear structure takes the reader through terms and approaches and provides useful guidelines for dealing with sexual maltreatment. It will be an indispensable tool for helping professionals and others making assessment and intervention decisions in cases of child sexual abuse.

Understanding the Impact of Clergy Sexual Abuse

This book was published as a special issue of the Journal of Child Sex Abuse.

Author: Robert A. Mc Mackin

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317999207

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 236

View: 834

The sexual exploitation of a child by one who has been recognized as a representative of God is a sinister assault on that person’s psychosocial and spiritual well-being. Many survivors of such abuse present with a range of symptoms consistent with Posttraumatic Stress Disorder as well as common co-occurring problems, including substance abuse, affective lability, and relational conflicts. Yet there are additional themes, particularly the impact of the abuse and institutional betrayal on the family, profound alteration in individual spirituality, and changes in individual and family religious practices, which differentiate this abuse from other traumas. Understanding the profound and multidimensional effects of clergy perpetrated sexual abuse and the betrayal of trust by religious leaders on individuals, families and communities requires the collective wisdom of many voices. This book brings together the perspectives of survivors, practitioners and scholars to examine this unique form of interpersonal violence from theoretical, clinical and spiritual perspectives with consideration given to future research needs. This book was published as a special issue of the Journal of Child Sex Abuse.

Understanding Abnormal Child Psychology

Overall , physical abuse often leads to devastating consequences for children
and adolescents . Even sadder is the fact that many children who are physically
abused are also at risk for sexual abuse . studies of adolescents who report
sexual ...

Author: Vicky Phares

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Incorporated

ISBN:

Category: Psychology

Page: 455

View: 827

Beautifully written for a first course in child psychopathology, Vicky Phares' Understanding Abnormal Child Psychology emphasizes developmental psychopathology as a means for understanding and treating abnormal behavior in children. The text emphasizes strengths and healthy outcomes as a means for designing effective therapies to help children and families, as well as focusing on prevention as a cornerstone of managing child behavior. Throughout this book, special attention is given to issues of diversity, inclusion, and understanding. The text also examines the relationships between children and their fathers as well as with other primary figures within families (i.e., siblings, step-parents, care-taking grandparents, foster parents, etc.). Abnormal Child Psychology is unique in providing for students a chapter on applying the material they have learned and helping children and families who experience problems.

Understanding and Managing Child Sexual Abuse

This comprehensive book addresses child sexual abuse from a theoretical perspective as well as a practical management viewpoint. Every fact filled chapter provides in-depth material and advice for managing situations.

Author: Kim Oates

Publisher: W B Saunders Company

ISBN: 9780729503228

Category: Medical

Page: 412

View: 992

This comprehensive book addresses child sexual abuse from a theoretical perspective as well as a practical management viewpoint. Every fact filled chapter provides in-depth material and advice for managing situations. Covers vulnerability of children, talking with children, interviewing the parents, incest, long term effects of child sexual abuse, myths, education as a means of prevention, and more.

Inscribed Bodies

This book contributes to an overall understanding of the nature and the impact of sexual boundary violations.

Author: Anna Luise Kirkengen

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9401718865

Category: Philosophy

Page: 462

View: 896

This book contributes to an overall understanding of the nature and the impact of sexual boundary violations. By exploring an extreme human experience, childhood sexual abuse, the present study allows an insight into a hidden, silenced, and destructive aspect of human relations. It is the first of its kind to make comprehensible both the general path from violation to sickness, and the particular logic of assault embodiment. Due to its theoretical and methodological framework, the present study provides evidence that the embodiment of sexual violation experience is informed by situated logic and rationality. These, however, do not correspond to scientific logic and rationality. The universe of socio-culturally constituted meaning and that of scientifically constructed knowledge are shown to be incompatible. Subjectively informed violation embodiment is likely to be misinterpreted and consequently maltreated within the objectively grounded framework of current biomedical praxis. Consequently, victims of silenced sexual violence are revictimized by medicine.

Understanding Violence

Many hypotheses have been offered. In this book Elizabeth Kandel Englander sorts, structures, and evaluates them.

Author: Elizabeth Kande Englander

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 1135656762

Category: Psychology

Page: 232

View: 964

What impels human beings to harm others--family members or strangers? And how can these impulses and actions be prevented or controlled? Heightened public awareness of and concern about what is widely perceived as a recent explosion of violence, on a spectrum from domestic abuse to street crime to terrorism has motivated behavioral and social scientists to cast new light on old questions. Many hypotheses have been offered. In this book Elizabeth Kandel Englander sorts, structures, and evaluates them. She draws on contemporary research and theory in varied fields--clinical and social psychology, sociology, criminology, psychiatry, social work, neuropsychology, behavioral genetics, and education--to present a uniquely balanced, integrated, and readable summary of what we currently know about the causes and effects of violence. Throughout, she emphasizes the necessity of distinguishing among different types of violent behavior and of realizing that nature and nurture interact in human development. There are no simple answers and many well-accepted "facts" must be challenged. This thoroughly revised and expanded second edition of Understanding Violence will be welcomed by all those concerned with violent offenders and their victims, and by their students and trainees. New chapters discuss: *biological and psychological factors in violence; *developmental and social learning factors in violence; and *youth violence, including gang conflicts and school shootings. New coverage includes recent research on: *children's use of violent video games and their relationship to violent or aggressive behavior--alcohol use and violence, and the role of alcohol and drugs in violent crime; *the types and causes of sexual assault; *spousal homicide, child abuse, and physical punishment; and *social and cultural factors in violence. Updated statistics on frequencies and types of violent crimes are also incorporated.