The enlightening collection of new approaches to understanding sexual abuse
When sexual abuse occurs, helping those directly affected can be a difficult and convoluted task. The Handbook of Social Work in Child & Adolescent Sexual Abuse is a comprehensive guide that provides the latest information on assessment, management, prevention, and policy. Through insightful and accessible discussions, this collection of essays encompasses the full spectrum of child and adolescent sexual abuse to shed needed light on an affecting issue. This innovative text is the up-to-date source for unique and compassionate ways of supporting and treating survivors.
The increased attention given to child sexual abuse in recent years has revealed how little we know about this tragedy. The Handbook of Social Work in Child & Adolescent Sexual Abuse is the practical compendium that covers the already existing information regarding violence against children and delves into practical methods for treating those immediately affected by it. From its historical place in society to contemporary issues of prevention that have only recently come to light, contributors examine essential details in-depth and provide concise, empirical directions for short- and long-term support. Also included is the important and newly-available assessment and treatment information focusing on ethnicity, gender, and comorbid influences as they relate to family member treatment.
Among the topics discussed in the Handbook of Social Work in Child & Adolescent Sexual Abuse are:
historical views of and responses to sexual abuse
risk and protective factors
life stage consequences
theories of family dysfunction
comorbidity and attachment
the non-family offender
current empirical assessment methods
approaches to treatment in children
approaches to treatment in adolescents
neurological effects of abuse
treatment for the non-offending caregiver
the role of the internet and other media
policy and practice implications
the prevalence and consequences of abuse
new methods of abuse prevention and child protection
the etiology of sexual offending in an attachment framework
and much more!
The Handbook of Social Work in Child & Adolescent Sexual Abuse is an essential resource for educators, medical practitioners, psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers, counselors, family therapists, and students, researchers, and academics in the field of social work.