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Childhood Sexual Abuse

Childhood Sexual Abuse
An Evidence-Based Perspective

First Edition
  • Paul E. Mullen - Monash University, Clayton, Australia, Victorian Institute of Forensic Mental Health
  • David M. Fergusson - University of Otago, New Zealand, Christchurch School of Medicine, Univeristy of Otago, New Zealand

February 1999 | 144 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc

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. 

A Historical Perspective
The Prevalence of Sexual Abuse during Childhood
Victims and Perpetrators
The Effects of Childhood Sexual Abuse on Children
The Effects of Childhood Sexual Abuse on Adults
Conclusions, Current Controversies and Future Directions

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