Childhood Sexual Abuse: A Reference Handbook, 1st Edition

  • Karen L. Kinnear
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  • ISBN-10: 1851099069
  • ISBN-13: 9781851099061
  • DDC: 362.76
  • Grade Level Range: 12th Grade - College Senior
  • 343 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2007 | Published/Released June 2010
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2007

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Even though it is as old as human history, child sexual abuse has generally remained a dark and well-hidden secret. Only in the last few decades has it become a topic of open public debate and scientific research, and we still have more questions than answers. How often are accusations of sexual abuse legitimate, and how often are they the result of false memories? Can sexual offenders be cured, or will they ultimately re-offend? These are only a few of the difficult questions this volume seeks to answer. CHILDHOOD SEXUAL ABUSE: A REFENCE HANDBOOK explores the many ways we define child sexual abuse in the United States and in different parts of the world and how those differences are represented in U.S. and international laws. It summarizes what we know about how to intervene, treat, and prevent childhood sexual abuse effectively and tells the stories of individuals who have had a dramatic effect on the handling of childhood sexual abuse. For students, social workers, teachers, policymakers, parents, and concerned citizens, this work offers a one-stop, multifaceted discussion of one of the major issues facing children and their families.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Other Frontmatter.
Other Frontmatter.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
1: Background and History.
2: Problems, Controversies, and Solutions.
3: Worldwide Perspective.
4: Chronology.
5: Biographical Sketches.
6: Dr. Gene Abel.
7: Louise Armstrong.
8: Marilyn Van Derbur Atler.
9: Fred Berlin.
10: Lucy Berliner.
11: Douglas Besharov.
12: Barbara Blaine.
13: John Briere.
14: Sandra Butler.
15: Jon R. Conte.
16: Christine Courtois.
17: Thomas Doyle.
18: David Finkelhor.
19: Gilbert Gauthe.
20: Henry Giarretto.
21: Gail Goodman.
22: Judith Herman.
23: Michael Jackson.
24: C. Henry Kempe.
25: Ruth S. Kempe.
26: Kenneth V. Lanning.
27: Bernard Law.
28: Mary Kay Letourneau.
29: Elizabeth Loftus.
30: Virginia McMartin.
31: Kelly Michaels.
32: Alice Miller.
33: Richard Ofshe.
34: Florence Rush.
35: Diana Russell.
36: Suzanne Sgroi.
37: Paul Shanley.
38: Roland C. Summit.
39: Hollida Wakefield.
40: References.
41: Facts and Statistics.
42: Directory of Organizations, Associations, and Agencies.
43: Selected Print and Nonprint Resources.
About the Author.