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NCJ Number: 136976 Find in a Library
Title: Sexual Abuse: Causes, Consequences and Treatment of Incestuous and Pedophilic Acts
Author(s): A Mayer
Date Published: 1985
Page Count: 175
Sponsoring Agency: Learning Publications, Inc
Holmes Beach, FL 34218-6651
Publication Number: ISBN 1-55691-059-2
Sale Source: Learning Publications, Inc
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P.O. Box 1338
5351 Gulf Drive
Holmes Beach, FL 34218-6651
United States of America
Type: Overview Text
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This book provides educational and human service professionals an overview of the causes, effects, and treatment implications of child sexual abuse as well as the types and patterns of behavior of sexual offenders.
Abstract: An overview and profile of child molesters discusses types of child sexual abuse, the extent of the problem, the causes of incest and pedophilia, a profile of the incestuous triad, and a profile of the pedophile. The latter are typed as the "regressed" pedophile, the "fixated" pedophile, and "mysopedic" behavior. A chapter on the methods and patterns child molesters use to exploit their victims considers the paterns of incestuous abuse, the seduction methods used by pedophiles, and the children most likely to be at risk. Descriptions of interviewing techniques encompass the role of the interviewer, interviews of victims, interviews of parents, and interviews of offenders. A chapter on the effects of sexual abuse focuses on the impact of incest on the victim and the family as well as the consequences of sexual abuse for male and female victims. A discussion of treatment techniques for both sexual abuse victims and offenders distinguishes between treatment for incest and for pedophilia. Treatment techniques for incest focus on adolescent victims, child victims, mothers, and offenders. A chapter on case management emphasizes the coordinated team approach, medical management, and legal management. The concluding chapter on prevention and detection considers the educator's role in prevention and the parent's role. Resources and referrals, 43 annotated references, and a subject index
Main Term(s): Child Sexual Abuse
Index Term(s): Child abuse detection; Child abuse prevention; Child molesters; Incest treatment; Psychological victimization effects; Sex offender treatment
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