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NCJ Number: 137103 Find in a Library
Title: Casualties of Childhood: A Developmental Perspective on Sexual Abuse Using Projective Drawings
Author(s): B Kaufman; A Wohl
Date Published: 1992
Page Count: 192
Sponsoring Agency: Brunner/Mazel, Inc.
Philadelphia, PA 19106
Publication Number: ISBN 0-87630-652-0
Sale Source: Brunner/Mazel, Inc.
Marketing Manager
325 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106
United States of America
Type: Survey
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This volume employs case vignettes and house, tree, person, and kinetic family drawings to explore the link between childhood sexual abuse and specific developmental problems.
Abstract: The authors lay the foundation for their discussion by defining paradigms of trauma and sexual abuse including symptom formation, ruptured trust, and mutilation of self- esteem. General principles in the analysis of projective drawings are laid out: the reliability and validity of drawings as a projective tool, developmental aspects of drawing skills, and the application of projective drawings with sexually abused children. Three specific areas of developmental problems are investigated in depth: projections of ego functions of sexually abused children, aberrations in the superego of sexually molested youngsters, and the incestuous family's influence on the development of object relations during latency. The final chapter explores the long-term effects of childhood sexual abuse on adult survivors. 6 tables, 152 figures, and 167 references
Main Term(s): Art therapy; Child Sexual Abuse
Index Term(s): Abused children; Adult survivors of child sexual abuse; Ego development; Psychological victimization effects
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