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NCJ Number: 141035 Find in a Library
Title: Clinical Work With Adults Who Were Sexually Abused in Childhood (From Clinical Approaches to Sex Offenders and Their Victims, P 229-260, 1991, Clive R Hollin and Kevin Howells, eds. - See NCJ-141025)
Author(s): D Jehu
Date Published: 1991
Page Count: 32
Sponsoring Agency: John Wiley and Sons
New York, NY 10158
Sale Source: John Wiley and Sons
Managing Editor
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United States of America
Type: Report (Technical Assistance)
Language: English
Country: United Kingdom
Annotation: The effects of child sexual abuse and treatment techniques with adults molested at children are discussed, with emphasis on interventions used with female clients.
Abstract: The professional literature and programs have focused little attention on male victims of sexual abuse, although studies in Great Britain, Canada, and the United States estimate that 8-16 percent of men were sexually abused in childhood, usually by males. The prevalence and the later problems experienced by these males indicate the need for accessible and adequately evaluated intervention programs. Among women in clinical populations in various countries, estimates of the proportion abused as children range from 6 percent to 90 percent. Problems in adulthood include mood disturbances, suicide attempts, self-mutilation, drug abuse, eating disorders, isolation, insecurity, discord, inadequacy, post-traumatic stress disorder, dissociative disorders, anxiety and panic disorders, psychosomatic disorders, sexual dysfunction, confusion regarding sexual orientation, vulnerability to rape, prostitution, and compulsive sexuality. Therapeutic interventions have been implemented in individual, couple, and group formats. 122 references
Main Term(s): Adult survivors of child sexual abuse
Index Term(s): Child Sexual Abuse; Post-trauma stress disorder (PTSD); Psychological victimization effects; Sexual assault trauma; Victim counseling
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