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NCJ Number: 118510 Find in a Library
Title: Victims No Longer: Men Recovering From Incest and Other Sexual Child Abuse
Author(s): M Lew
Date Published: 1988
Page Count: 393
Sponsoring Agency: Nevraumount Publishing Co
New York, NY 10010
Publication Number: ISBN 0-945223-01-3
Sale Source: Nevraumount Publishing Co
16 East 23rd Street
New York, NY 10010
United States of America
Type: Issue Overview; Training (Handbook/Manual)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: Written by a psychotherapist and group leader and directed to male survivors of child sexual abuse as well as professionals who work with them, this volume describes its nature and psychological effects and details techniques for recovery.
Abstract: The discussion uses survivors' first-person narratives and clinical experience to present a framework within which male incest survivors can explore and share their experiences, investigate the nature of incest recovery, share experiences of what has been helpful to other men in their recovery, and provide specific resources to male survivors. The issues of trust, isolation, shame, and intimacy receive special attention as central issues for all incest survivors. An analysis of the effects of child sexual abuses focuses on the loss of childhood, the use of masks and images, denial, distancing, numbing, perfectionism, loss of self-esteem, and other issues. The exploration of methods for recovery covers the establishment of a reality base, breaking secrecy, developing relationships and social support, addressing sexual feelings, the use of individual counseling, the role of support groups and group counseling, confrontation of the abuse, and forgiving and forgetting. Guidelines for family members and friends and lists of resource organizations and materials.
Main Term(s): Child Sexual Abuse
Index Term(s): Incest; Informal support groups; Psychological victimization effects; Self-help therapy; Victim services
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