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NCJ Number: 121438 Find in a Library
Title: Lasting Effects of Child Sexual Abuse
Editor(s): G E Wyatt; G J Powell
Date Published: 1988
Page Count: 288
Sponsoring Agency: Sage Publications, Inc
Thousand Oaks, CA 91320
Publication Number: ISBN 0-8039-3257-X
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: The effects of sexual abuse and its consequences for the individual, the family, and our society are examined in this broad collection on theory, research, treatment, and related social policy issues.
Abstract: An historical overview of child sexual abuse begins the volume which presents 1) a variety of approaches to child abuse research, 2) the samples and measures used in the studies, 3) the various definitions of child sexual abuse, and 4) the theory guiding the research. The strengths and limitations of research with child victims versus adults molested as children are reviewed along with research using child samples and adult samples. Mediating factors to outcomes for children and prevention strategies are described. Outcomes for male as well as female child victims are examined. The role of the family in treatment, profiles of juvenile sex offenders, and implications for further research are addressed. Tables, figures, references.
Main Term(s): Child Sexual Abuse
Index Term(s): Abused children; Abused-nonabused child comparisons; Child abuse as delinquency factor
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