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NCJ Number: 153338 Find in a Library
Title: Female Adolescent Sexual Abusers: An Exploratory Study of Mother-Daughter Dynamics With Implications for Treatment
Author(s): M T Turner; T N Turner
Date Published: 1994
Page Count: 70
Sponsoring Agency: Safer Society Press
Brandon, VT 05733-0340
Publication Number: ISBN 1-884444-16-4
Sale Source: Safer Society Press
P.O. Box 340
Brandon, VT 05733-0340
United States of America
Type: Report (Technical Assistance)
Language: English
Country: Canada
Annotation: Based on a pilot study of eight female adolescent sex offenders, this report examines the nature, causes, and treatment of these offenders, with emphasis on the impact of mother- daughter dynamics.
Abstract: The authors' view is that unresolved childhood sexual abuse may be the source of an adolescent or adult female's abuse of self, others, or both. Their theory and research focus on the role of mother-daughter dynamics, the role of intrapsychic identification with the aggressor, and the need to treat victim issues in female offenders. Their research revealed a pattern of intergenerational sexual abuse, in which perpetration by females may begin with the victimization either of the female offenders or of the offenders' mothers. Their group therapy went beyond the behavioral and cognitive approaches to include creative and expressive therapies such as dance movement therapy, storytelling, body tracings, and videos. 50 references and appended proposal for intensive treatment
Main Term(s): Juvenile victims
Index Term(s): Domestic relations; Female sex offenders; Home environment; Parental influence; Psychosexual behavior; Sex offender profiles; Sex offender treatment; Sex offense causes
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