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NCJ Number: 153894 Find in a Library
Title: How Long Does It Hurt: A Guide To Recovering From Incest and Sexual Abuse for Teenagers, Their Friends, and Their Families
Author(s): C L Mather; K E Debye
Date Published: 1994
Page Count: 265
Sponsoring Agency: Jossey-Bass Publishers
San Francisco, CA 94103-1741
Publication Number: ISBN 1-55542-674-3
Sale Source: Jossey-Bass Publishers
989 Market Street
San Francisco, CA 94103-1741
United States of America
Type: Youth-Oriented Material
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: Directed to adolescents who are being sexually abused or have been abused in the past, this volume provides step-by-step guidelines and advice on crucial practical issues such as knowing who to tell, making themselves safe, dealing with friends, becoming comfortable with their sexuality, going to court, living with their families after they tell, and surviving the trauma of sexual abuse.
Abstract: The guidelines aim to assist teenagers in learning to overcoming their feelings of isolation, confusion, and self- doubt. Individual sections explain the nature and incidence of sexual abuse, how to recognize whether behaviors represent abuse, the specific actions to take after abuse is recognized, techniques for interacting with family members and professionals, interactions with friends, the psychological impacts of sexual abuse, and methods of recovery. Attitudes and characteristics of offenders, victims, and friends are also presented. The authors are a social worker who coordinates a Maryland sexual abuse treatment program and a survivor of sexual abuse and incest. Checklists, index, and 59 references
Main Term(s): Sexual assault victims
Index Term(s): Juvenile counseling; Self-help therapy; Sexual assault trauma; Sexually abused adolescents; Victim reactions to crime; Victim services
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