Sibling Abuse: Hidden Physical, Emotional, and Sexual Trauma

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SAGE, Jun 6, 1997 - Medical - 222 pages
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Sibling Abuse, Second Edition provides insight into this form of abuse and carefully describes the range of abusive behaviors perpetrated among siblings. Along with personal accounts by adult survivors, this completely updated book describes appropriate steps for parents to take in order to evaluate and respond to their children's abusive interactions. A new chapter on current techniques of assessment and treatment also helps therapists or counselors work to end this problem. Very readable yet reinforced by the latest research, Sibling Abuse, Second Edition will make an excellent supplement for advanced students in social work, sociology, psychology, nursing, education, and family studies. Lay readers looking for a resource for understanding this underexposed form of abuse will also want to turn to this book.
 

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Contents

Sibling Abuse An Undetected Problem
1
Physical Abuse
13
Emotional Abuse
32
Sexual Abuse
57
Parental Reactions to Sibling Abuse
86
Understanding Sibling Abuse
110
Effects of Sibling Abuse on the Survivor
133
Distinguishing Abusive Behavior From Normal Behavior
161
Preventing Sibling Abuse
171
Treatment of Sibling Abuse Survivors
190
A Final Word
201
Index
213
About the Author
223
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