Childhood Sexual Abuse: A Reference Handbook, 2nd Edition by Karen L. Kinnear

By Karen L. Kinnear

This paintings is a crucial re-creation of a vintage study―one of the few exhaustive examinations of youth sexual abuse available―with forty percentage new material.

• A chronology of vital occasions within the historical past of kid sexual abuse covers many of the legislation and the way they have replaced over the centuries (from spiritual legislation permitting marriage to minor women up throughout the most modern legislation when it comes to net issues), extraordinary abuse situations, the formation of significant anti-abuse agencies, and most sensible medical studies

• Excerpts from appropriate U.S. and overseas legislation and conventions

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Conte 1986) Gillham takes a slightly different perspective in looking at prevention programs. He categorizes prevention activities into three groups: primary, secondary, and tertiary. Primary prevention activities include increasing the awareness among all groups having contact with children of child molesters and their characteristics; recognizing that boys are at risk almost as much as girls; teaching children how to deal with strangers; teaching children about the privacy of their bodies; establishing legal policies that catch serious molesters and repeat offenders and keep them behind bars; and teaching children about all types of abuse.

Some nonsexual psychosocial indicators of sexual abuse include sleep disturbances, bedwetting, regressive behavior, fear of certain people, fear of being left alone, cruelty to animals, eating disturbances, depression, or social withdrawal. These symptoms also may be indicators of other problems in the family, so professionals must be extremely careful when diagnosing sexual abuse based solely on any of these nonphysical indicators. Intervention/Treatment One of the major concerns about the ways in which authorities intervene in cases of child sexual abuse is the damage that may be done to the child in the process of trying to help.

Com ABC-CLIO 1-800-368-6868 18 Background and History Post-Traumatic Stress Syndrome The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders provides the following definition of post-traumatic stress disorder: The essential feature of Post Traumatic Stress Syndrome is the development of characteristic symptoms following exposure to an extreme traumatic stressor involving direct personal experience of an event that involves actual or threatened death or serious injury, or other threat to one’s physical integrity .

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