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“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.”
“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.
“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.”
“Well-written undergraduate upper division book, could also be used for graduate social work and psychology training in sexual abuse. Interesting and thorough.”
“A current and thorough offering on one of today’s devastating problems.”
“Speaking out against child sexual abuse is beneficial because we are their voice when they have nothing to say.”
“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.”
"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."
A great book with a really good insight
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.
A thorough but sensitive exploration of history, treatment, progress, and growing recognition of long and short term impact.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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