Childhood Sexual Abuse
Childhood Sexual Abuse critically reviews research into and provides a concise and clear guide to our current knowledge on the topic. The issues covered include: the prevalence of child sexual abuse; who molests children; the effects of such abuse, both immediate and long-term; the risk factors for abuse; and the influences and interventions that may amplify or ameliorate the impact of child sexual abuse on the victim. Areas of debate, such as the false memory syndrome, are approached in terms of the research data relevant to their resolution. This volume sets out to inform rather than advocate, discusses the methodologies of research as well as their results, highlights the limitations and the extent of current information, and points out how we can learn more about child sexual abuse.
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Chapter 1 A Historical Perspective
Chapter 2 The Prevalence of Sexual Abuse During Childhood
Chapter 3 Victims and Perpetrators
Chapter 4 The Effects of Childhood Sexual Abuse on Children
Chapter 5 The Effects of Childhood Sexual Abuse on Adults
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Childhood Sexual Abuse: An Evidence-Based Perspective
Paul E. Mullen,David M. Fergusson
Limited preview - 1999
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