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Confronting Child and Adolescent Sexual Abuse (Paperback)
  • Confronting Child and Adolescent Sexual Abuse (Paperback)

Confronting Child and Adolescent Sexual Abuse (Paperback)

Paperback 376 Pages / Published: 01/04/2014
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While Child Sexual Abuse has been around for ages, research on the effects and treatment are fairly recent and date back to the late 70s. To date, there are many books that deal with aspects of abuse and treatment, but there is no volume that takes a comprehensive look at the history, theory and treatment of child and adolescent sexual abuse. The majority of social workers graduate to work with Child and family services and are often inadequately trained to deal with the complexity of sexual abuse.

Confronting Child and Adolescent Sexual abuse is the first textbook to examine all aspects of this type of abuse. The author is a best-selling Pearson author who has written books on child maltreatment and child welfare. The idea of the book came from her frustration of not having a comprehensive book to deal with sexual abuse. While other books offer one or two chapters on sexual abuse, this is a major shortcoming as faculty are often pulling resources together to meet this need.

The book covers all aspects of child and adolescent sexual abuse from the history, theory and treatment to special issues such as pornography and the Internet, Children and adolescents who abuse, Offenders in roles of authority such as teachers, coaches, and clergy and also devotes chapters on assessment, intervention and treatment and prevention.

Publisher: SAGE Publications Inc
ISBN: 9781483333113
Number of pages: 376
Weight: 553 g
Dimensions: 231 x 187 x 14 mm

"The text `pulls the dirt from under the rug' in discussing the detailed ramifications of child sexual abuse, which is still seen as a taboo topic." -- Annalease M. Gibson
"While the incidents of child and adolescent sexual abuse continue to grow in social work practice, no text has been written that has included the most recent research on the context, theories, and interventions methods with this population. Crosson-Tower has provided the clinician with how to recognize the impact and symptoms of childhood sexual abuse, engage with the victim and family members, complete a comprehensive assessment, develop a thorough treatment plan, and intervene effectively with the victim and the family while overcoming common barriers to treatment. Additionally, the author provides cutting-edge information on little-discussed topics such as female sexual offenders, the role of pornography in child abuse, children and adolescents who sexually abuse, authority figures who sexually abuse children, and treatment for adult survivors of childhood sexual abuse. This is sure to become the definitive `classic' text in courses preparing students for competent practice with sexually abused children and adolescents." -- Barbara J. Nowak
"This book provides a strong basis for the student or practitioner interested in acquiring or strengthening assessment skills in the area of Child Sexual Abuse." -- Beth Walker
"Well-written undergraduate upper division book, could also be used for graduate social work and psychology training in sexual abuse. Interesting and thorough." -- Katya V. Shkurkin
"A current and thorough offering on one of today's devastating problems." -- Kimberly L. Wacaster
"Speaking out against child sexual abuse is beneficial because we are their voice when they have nothing to say." -- Kniesha Primes
"As a society, we need to find new and enhanced ways to address this major social problem of children and adolescents sexual abuse. This text opens with a history of sexual abuse, offers models for treatment and assessment and provides excellent insights into many of the major sexual abuse dynamics of our times. Finally we have a textbook that is very relevant for our times and one that offers us a way to help the challenges of some very young people." -- Nancy DeCesare

"In Confronting Child and Adolescent Sexual Abuse, Crosson-Tower divides her comprehensive review of child sexual abuse into three major parts that offer an overview of child sexual abuse; a description of victims, perpetrators, and non-offending parents; and treatment and other interventions."

-- Russ Immarigeon

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