Don't Tell: The Sexual Abuse of Boys

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McGill-Queen's University Press, 2009 - Family & Relationships - 205 pages
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Don't Tell examines the effects of sexual abuse on the emotional and sexual life of men, including their sense of self and their personal relationships. Using first-hand accounts, Dorais shows that certain reactions are specific to male victims as they attempt to preserve their physical integrity and conceptions of masculinity. He provides innovative strategies for both prevention and treatment that will be of use to those who have suffered abuse as well as to their families and all those who are trying to help them - spouses, friends, social workers, and therapists.
Jean-Paul Roger, author of L'inevitable, reflects on the importance of shared testimony in helping victims come to terms with their abuse and on the ongoing struggle this presents over the course of their lives.

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User Review  - Deborah - Goodreads

It's hard to say I enjoyed this book, but it was a very good book. The author interviews 17 males who were sexually abused as children. They are various ages when he interviews them, from youth to ... Read full review

About the author (2009)

Michel Dorais has spent many years working with victims of sexual abuse and juvenile prostitution as a clinical social worker and is now a professor of social work at Laval University in Quebec City. He is the author of ten books dealing with sexuality.

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