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NCJ Number: 196522 Find in a Library
Title: Misinformation Concerning Child Sexual Abuse and Adult Survivors
Editor(s): Charles L. Whitfield M.D.; Joyanna Silberg Ph.D.; Paul Jay Fink M.D.
Date Published: 2001
Page Count: 237
Sponsoring Agency: Haworth Maltreatment and Trauma Press
Binghamton, NY 13904-1580
Publication Number: ISBN 0-7890-1900-0
Sale Source: Haworth Maltreatment and Trauma Press
10 Alice Street
Binghamton, NY 13904-1580
United States of America
Type: Report (Study/Research)
Format: Book (Softbound)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This book compiled by the Leadership Council for Mental Health, Justice and the Media (LC) offers a series of edited articles from professionals in the scientific, forensic, and clinical fields addressing and attempting to correct the misinformation concerning child sexual abuse/maltreatment and the long-term effects experienced by adult survivors of such abuse.
Abstract: In this edited collection of scholarly articles, the facts about child sexual abuse and adult survivors of CSA are confronted by professionals in the scientific, forensic, and clinical fields in order to counter the widespread misinformation and half truths spread by special interest groups, such as the media, overshadowing the dissemination of accurate information. The articles address such myths as “false memory syndrome,” “recovered memory therapy,” and the “lack of harm” to certain boys due to child sexual abuse. The goal is to draw attention to those areas in need of more research and provide suggestions to clinicians treating clients who have been abused as children and ensure information is released in an accurate and objective manner. The book is divided into three sections: (1) misinformation/disinformation about child sexual abuse; (2) forensic issues; and (3) long-term effects of child sexual abuse and clinical implications. References
Main Term(s): Child Sexual Abuse
Index Term(s): Abused children; Adult survivors of child sexual abuse; Child victims; Crimes against children; Information dissemination; Media coverage; Victims of Crime
Note: For additional chapters see NCJ-196523-525. Misinformation Concerning Child Sexual Abuse and Adult Survivors has been co-published simultaneously as Journal of Child Sexual Abuse, Volume 9, Numbers 3/4, 2001.
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