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Confronting Child and Adolescent Sexual Abuse

Confronting Child and Adolescent Sexual Abuse

April 2014 | 376 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
Confronting Child and Adolescent Sexual Abuse is the first text to examine the history, theory, treatment, and prevention of this complex phenomenon. With in-depth insights into the psychologies of victims, their families, and the perpetrators, this comprehensive text shows readers how to recognize the symptoms and impact of childhood sexual abuse, critically engage with the unique nature of each case, complete a thorough assessment, develop a treatment plan, and effectively intervene in critical situations. A national expert on child abuse and neglect and the author of numerous books and publications, Cynthia Crosson-Tower addresses a wide range of special topics and helps readers prepare for working in this challenging professional field.
Overview of Child Sexual Abuse
Chapter 1: Yesterday and Today: The History of Sexual Exploitation and Intervention as a Backdrop for Today's Understanding
Chapter 2: The Dynamics of Child Sexual Abuse
Chapter 3: Theories, Models, and Context of Child Sexual Abuse
Victims, Perpetrators, and Nonoffending Parents
Chapter 4: Child Victims of Sexual Abuse: Development and Symptomology
Chapter 5: Sexual Offending Against Children
Chapter 6: Intrafamilial Abuse or Incest
Chapter 7: Pornography, Prostitution, and the Internet
Chapter 8: Children and Adolescents Who Sexually Abuse
Chapter 9: Offenders in Roles of Authority: Teachers, Coaches, Day Care Providers, and Therapists
Chapter 10: Sexual Abuse by Clergy: A Unique Offender
Chapter 11: Initial Intervention in Child Sexual Abuse
Chapter 12: Assessment and Treatment Planning for Children and Family Members
Chapter 13: Treatment for Victims and Families
Chapter 14: Assessment and Treatment for Adult Sexual Offenders
Chapter 15: Treatment for Adult Survivors: Surviving Child Sexual Abuse
Chapter 16: Working With Child Sexual Abuse
Chapter 17: Working Toward Prevention
About the Author

This book provides detailed exploration of current research and issues. Relevant case studies included to aid real life application and chapter review sections are a valuable addition. Especially useful is the chapter on theory.

Miss Bethany Frear
Adult Social Care and Childhood Studies, Runshaw Adult College
October 15, 2015

A thorough but sensitive exploration of history, treatment, progress, and growing recognition of long and short term impact.

Miss Laura Guest
School Of Care Studies, West Herts College
September 2, 2015

This text provided an interesting context-setting chapter on views towards the sexual abuse of children which I felt was valuable for my students. In addition, I have used the text to illustrate to students the factors which may precede the onset of abusive behaviours in young people.

Mrs Ruth Parkes
School of Social Work, University of Central Lancashire
February 11, 2015

This book gives the student a clear ‘non sugar coated’ understanding to the issues of child and adolescent sexual abuse. Crosson-Tower provides a deeper richer text that goes beyond what has been published before. This comprehensive text can only be beneficial to all students and practitioners in the field of child safeguarding and protection.

Miss Ella Malton
Department of Health & Social Studies, Grimsby Institute of HE & FE
January 5, 2015

The course creation has been put on hold. There are plans in the works to start the course and use this book. However, it is not definitive at this point.

Dr Kimmery Newsom
Sch Of Family Stds Human Svcs, Kansas State University
December 31, 2014

The author of this book has produced a book that provides a history to child and adolescent sexual abuse that evokes thought and insight to the complexities of sexual abuse. The different types of assessment and treatments to assist the reader on past and current innovations to working within the different areas that face social workers in working with service users affected by sexual abuse.

Theories referred to within the book are ones that will enable practitioners to utilise the thinking in undertaking work with children and young people that could be said to be transformative in seeing different ways of engaging and understanding.

Mr Robert Bielby
faculty of health and social care sciences, Kingston University
July 16, 2014

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