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NCJ Number: 120763 Find in a Library
Title: Males at Risk: The Other Side of Child Sexual Abuse
Author(s): F G Bolton Jr; L A Morris; A E MacEachron
Date Published: 1989
Page Count: 222
Sponsoring Agency: Sage Publications, Inc
Thousand Oaks, CA 91320
Publication Number: ISBN 0-8039-3237-5
Sale Source: Sage Publications, Inc
2455 Teller Road
Thousand Oaks, CA 91320
United States of America
Type: Issue Overview
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This text analyzes child sexual abuse, emphasizing that current definitions of child sexual abuse are too narrow to be useful clinically and presenting a process for use by clinicians in the evaluation and treatment of the multiple adverse effects of sexual abuse of young males.
Abstract: Thus, it focuses not only on overt sexual contact but also on covert sexually abusive events that produce dysfunctions. The authors define and present an Abuse of Sexuality model, which assumes that sexuality develops from infancy forward and may be either nurtured or abused in many ways. The text also presents a diagnostic and treatment model and explains its use with adult males and with male children. This multi-remedial approach rests on behavioral and cognitive-behavioral concepts as well as on other approaches. Guidelines are given for assessing personal victimization, personal and family history, personality characteristics, emotional dysfunctions, interpersonal dysfunctions, sexual dysfunctions, and deviant sexual responses. Treatment techniques for addressing these issues are also detailed. Tables and 459 references.
Main Term(s): Child Sexual Abuse
Index Term(s): Child abuse treatment; Male rape victims; Sexual assault trauma; Treatment techniques
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