Handbook of Child and Adolescent Sexuality, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 0123877644
  • ISBN-13: 9780123877642
  • DDC: 618.928583
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 608 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2013 | Published/Released June 2014
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2013

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Adolescent and child sexuality is studied by developmental psychologists from a research perspective and is of interest to forensic psychologists dealing with abuse and custody issues as well as rape cases. In many cases, it is of interest whether the child in question was sexually active to understand the extent to which an underage minor might have voluntarily participated in sexual activity as opposed to having been coerced. Previously, researchers interested in the applications of their research needed to look to separate books, and forensic specialists needed to look to development books to find the information they may have needed. This handbook provides both audiences with the related information they need.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
List of Contributors.
1: Ethical Issues Pertaining to the Sexuality of Minors.
2: Choosing for Children.
3: Research Strategies: How Do We “Know” What We “Know?”.
4: Research Methods: Current Strategies, Obstacles to Research, and Future Directions.
5: Research Syntheses Related to Childhood and Adolescent Sexuality: A Critical Review.
6: Applications of Small-n Research Design in Child and Adolescent Sexuality.
7: Child and Adolescent Development.
8: Sexual Development.
9: Sexual Behavior of Prepubertal Children.
10: Sexual Development in Adolescents.
11: Sexual Development in Girls: “Normative” Development and Development of Paraphilias and Sexual Offending Behaviors.
12: The Sexual Health of Adolescents: When, Where, and Why Adolescents Use Contraceptives.
13: Influence of Alcohol and Illicit Drug Use on Sexual Behavior.
14: Sexual-Minority, Gender-Nonconforming, and Transgender Youths.
15: Children and Adolescents as Sexual Abuse Victims.
16: Epidemiology of Child and Adolescent Sexual Abuse.
17: Child Sexual Abuse and Adolescent Sexuality.
18: Memory and Complications to the Interviewing of Suspected Child and Adolescent Victims.
19: Treating Children and Adolescents in the Aftermath of Sexual Abuse.
20: Medical Assessment and Treatment of Suspected Child and Adolescent Victims of Sexual Abuse.
21: Teaching Sexual Abuse Prevention Skills to Children.
22: Adolescence and Commercial Sexual Exploitation: Prostituted Girls in the US.
23: Legal Responses to Adolescent Victims of Sexual Violence.
24: Children with Sexual Behavior Problems and Adolescent Sexual Offenders.
25: Children with Sexual Behavior Problems.
26: Adolescents Adjudicated for Sexual Offenses.
27: Legal Responses to Adolescents’ Sexual Offending.