Whatever future studies may show about this problem, it will not diminish this book's importance in taking the step of exploring this issue.
Author: Michele Elliott
Publisher: Guilford Press
This courageous and powerful book is a first step in addressing the secrecy, distress, anger, and fear surrounding female sexual abuse of children. Refuting the rationales for our lack of attention to the problem and contradicting some commonly held beliefs about sexual abuse, it combines accounts from survivors with input from professionals working with both survivors and abusers. Part I presents contributions from professionals who discuss aspects of female sexual abuse ranging from impact and treatment issues for victims of childhood sexual abuse by female perpetrators to the paradox of women who sexually abuse children. The second part is devoted to survivors--it presents stories from both men and women, then provides self-help guidelines for both. The book concludes with a valuable section on resources which includes a review of the existing literature on female child molestation as well as a listing of pertinent books and help organizations. FEMALE SEXUAL ABUSE OF CHILDREN also addresses the controversial issue of current statistics that show that female sexual abuse is very rare and the question of whether it is being underreported due to fear from survivors that they will not be believed or supported. Regardless of the true magnitude of this problem, secrecy or denial about any aspect of child abuse must be avoided. Whatever future studies may show about this problem, it will not diminish this book's importance in taking the step of exploring this issue.
This book draws on this revolutionary legacy, feminism and post-structuralism to critically examine current perceptions of women, girls and child abuse in psychology, psychiatry and the mass media, and to re-evaluate mainstream and feminist ...
Author: Sam Warner
Child sexual abuse is a global problem that negatively affects many women and girls. As such, it has long been of concern to feminists, and more recently mental health activists. This book draws on this revolutionary legacy, feminism and post-structuralism to critically examine current perceptions of women, girls and child abuse in psychology, psychiatry and the mass media, and to re-evaluate mainstream and feminist approaches to this subject. The book aims to contribute to the ongoing development of a knowledge-base for working with abused women and girls, and demonstrates the need to question the use of formulaic methods in working with abused women and girls. It calls for an explicit concern with politics, principles and ethics in the related areas of theory, research and practice. Using research into women who have been sexually abused in childhood, and who are detained in maximum security mental health care, Sam Warner explores and identifies key principles for practice. A social recovery model of intervention is developed, and case study examples are used to demonstrate its applicability in a range of practice areas. These include abuse psychotherapy; expert witness reports in child protection; with mothers of abused girls; and with women and girls in secure care contexts. This thorough investigation of this emotive issue provides a clear theoretical and practical framework for understanding and coping with child sexual abuse. This book will be of interest to anyone who works with children and adults who have been abused. This includes clinical psychologists, therapists and other professionals that work in mental health, psychotherapy and social services; and legal settings within both community and secure care contexts. It should also be essential reading for students and academics in this area.
This book offers comprehensive and up-to-date coverage for clinicians, practitioners and researchers working in the field of child sexual abuse or those working with offenders.
Author: Hannah Ford
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Category: Political Science
Until recently, the topic of female sexual offenders remained under-researched, and many incorrect assumptions and beliefs still surround the subject. This book is organised in to five parts around eleven chapters. It provides a comprehensive overview of the latest research in this often overlooked area and discusses both adult female offenders and adolescents/younger children who commit sexual offences against children. After an in-depth evaluation of research literature, the author then considers a range of treatment approaches and directions for future research.
This unprecedented look at female sexual predators explains why and how they prey on our children and youths and what adults—and children and youths themselves—should understand to prevent victimization.
Author: Karen A. Duncan
This unprecedented look at female sexual predators explains why and how they prey on our children and youths and what adults—and children and youths themselves—should understand to prevent victimization. * Interviews with victims of female sexual predators and with females convicted of sexual offenses * The most recent research on female sexual predators and their increasing incidence in the United States and other nations * Features international studies on the crimes females commit against children and youths, providing the reader with a crosscultural view of female sexual offenders
Featuring a collection of essays by leading experts, Female Sexual Offenders: Theory, Assessment and Treatment is the first book to bring together current research, clinical assessment, and treatment techniques of female sexual offenders ...
Author: Theresa A. Gannon
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Category: Social Science
Featuring a collection of essays by leading experts, Female Sexual Offenders: Theory, Assessment and Treatment is the first book to bring together current research, clinical assessment, and treatment techniques of female sexual offenders into one accessible volume. Describes the most recent research data regarding female sexual offenders, covering such issues as female-perpetrated sexual abuse prevalence and juvenile offenders Includes an assessment of the risk of recidivism, international treatment initiatives, and a discussion on the use of the polygraph with female sexual offenders Features practitioner-focused essays which evaluate current assessment strategies, treatment needs, effectiveness, and processes for female sexual offenders
Author: Michael Quinn PattonPublish On: 1991-02-26
" --Journal of the British Association for Counselling "In comparison to most edited volumes, these articles are consistently well-written. . . . This volume is worthwhile because these articles do not pretend to tell a simple story.
Author: Michael Quinn Patton
Publisher: SAGE Publications
This valuable book reviews and discusses the latest research on family sexual abuse. With contributions by both practitioners and researchers, it covers such issues as sibling incest; the background of sexual offenders; effects of sexual abuse on children, of offender removal from the home and of reunification and the prognosis for incest offenders after treatment. Within this context the immediate problems of local practitioners dealing with real life instances are highlighted and discussed.
This remarkable book is specifically designed for students, teachers, parents, attorneys, health care professionals, law enforcement officials and any individuals who are concerned about the welfare of minor children in our society.
Author: January Bishop
Category: Family & Relationships
This remarkable book is specifically designed for students, teachers, parents, attorneys, health care professionals, law enforcement officials and any individuals who are concerned about the welfare of minor children in our society. This book addresses some of the psychological and political issues around female sexual offenders. This book also serves as a guiding tool to help professionals identify the long term consequences of childhood sexual trauma, and the offender's inability to deal effectively with external strssors (i.e employment, treatment and criminal justice system) due to societal barriers. Because of limited research and information on female sexual perpetrators, effective intervention by both, healthcare professionals and law enforcemcent officials is poor, unless they have a clear understanding of this social phenomena. Statistics show that there are approximately 2.5. million cases of female sexual perpetrators within the United States. And there are approximately three million reported cases of individuals who have been victimized by female sexual offenders, which does not include human trafficking. The book examines the severity of the problem and gives testimonies of female sexual offenders who were subjected to psychological mutilation by both, their childhood sexual experiences, and as an adult. Presently, there are no clear diagnostic guidelines that constitute female sex offending nor standarized interviewing procedures to protect minor children who have been sexually abused. It is my hopes that this book will support the need for further clinical research, modification of currnet legislative laws around child sexual abuse, and provide further training for healthcare providers, eduators and law enforcement officials.
This book is essential reading for any survivor of child sexual abuse, female or male.
Author: Kim McGregor
Category: Social Science
This book is essential reading for any survivor of child sexual abuse, female or male. Many survivors of sexual abuse have not always been believed or supported through their developmental years. They have had to cope on their own, dealing with the aftermath of the abuse in whatever ways they could. This book offers ideas and techniques for understanding and healing which adult survivors in particular may find useful. It tends to be written with women in mind, but much of the information and many of the exercises may be useful for male survivors as well. This book will also be useful for the partners, families and friends giving support and encouragement to survivors who are healing themselves from the effects of abuse. Many survivors want those around them to understand what they've survived and its effects on their life. Part 1 provides information about child sexual abuse - what it is, why children remain silent about it, some of the effects abuse can have on a survivor's life and how these can be minimised, and who the offenders are. Part 2 is for survivors, helping them to understand and to cope with their unique experience of child sexual abuse. Part 3 is specifically for supporters and caregivers of survivors.
This is the report of an exploratory research project involving a literature review and interviews and case history examination of 16 women referred by Genesis II, a Minnesota treatment program for female sex offenders.
Author: Ruth Mathews
Category: Child abuse
This is the report of an exploratory research project involving a literature review and interviews and case history examination of 16 women referred by Genesis II, a Minnesota treatment program for female sex offenders. Three categories of offenders were identified: Teacher/Lover, Predisposed (intergenerational), and Male-Coerced based on a cluster of attributes relating to the crimes committed, their perceptions of the victims, the involvement of co-offenders, and psychological similarities and differences. The Teacher/Lover is generally involved with prepubescent and adolescent males with whom she relates as a peer. Her motivation is, ostensibly, to teach her young victims about sexuality. The Predisposed offender is usually herself a victim of severe sexual abuse, initiated at a very young age and persisting over a long period of time. She initiates the sexual abuse herself, and the victims are her own children. Her motive is to achieve nonthreatening emotional intimacy. The Male-Coerced offender acts initially in conjunction with a male who has previously abused children. She exhibits a pattern of extreme dependency and non-assertive behaviour, and she may eventually initiate sexual abuse herself. Interventions by the criminal justice system, Child Protection, and the Juvenile Court were examined. In general, the women viewed their treatment by the criminal justice system as reasonable and just. In contrast, they saw Child Protection and the Juvenile Court as prejudiced and punitive. The women who participated in treatment report substantial therapeutic changes, such as increased self-esteem, improved interpersonal skills, and insight about sexual abuse, both as victims and perpetrators.
However, I was prompted to write this book by my experiences as a lecturer in child protection training for a variety of pro fessional workers.
Author: Celia Doyle
Category: Social Science
The inspiration for much of my writing comes from my direct work with abused children and their families. However, I was prompted to write this book by my experiences as a lecturer in child protection training for a variety of pro fessional workers. I realized from the anxious questions asked and feelings expressed that, despite the fact that many professionals are unlikely to encounter a high incidence of child sexual abuse cases in the course of their careers, the subject is one that provokes considerable concern, confusion and distress. While front-line investigative personnet -such as child care social workers, specialist police officers, police surgeons and paediatricians -have a number of anxieties about working with child sexual abuse cases, they can usually avail themselves of specific training, detailed books and articles and the support of experienced colleagues to help sustain them through any difficulties. It is non-investigating workers on the periphery of child protection work, many of whom are health professionals, who are left feeling worried and vulnerable. They may encounter only one or two cases of child sexual abuse during their careers, and because the numbers they have to work with are small, their employers, perhaps understandably, are reluctant to give them any special training in child protection work.
While recognizing the importance of male perpetrators, this groundbreaking book places the behavior of these offending women into social context, challenging conventional perceptions of female offenders, femininity, and mothering.
Author: Jackie Turton
Category: Social Science
Traditionally child sexual abuse has been perceived as a male crime, however, recent research suggests that a significant minority of offenders are female. While recognizing the importance of male perpetrators, this groundbreaking book places the behavior of these offending women into social context, challenging conventional perceptions of female offenders, femininity, and mothering. Including case studies and responses from professionals in the field, this key text highlights the problems inherent in protecting children and identifies ways in which we can develop a clearer understanding of the social processes involved through an analysis of the denial and minimisation used by female perpetrators. It offers a critical understanding of the notions of harm, the rights of the child, and professional practice while defining some of the limitations and possibilities of a feminist analysis of child sexual abuse by women.
How is sexual abuse to be defined? What are the effects of abuse? How can the victim be helped? How can abuse be prevented? These two comprehensive volumes cover a wide spectrum of basic and applied issues.
Author: William T. O'Donohue
The sexual abuse of children is now seen as an enormous problem; first, because there is an increasing awareness that it is more prevalent than previously thought, and second, because it gives rise to so many complex questions. How is sexual abuse to be defined? What are the effects of abuse? How can the victim be helped? How can abuse be prevented? These two comprehensive volumes cover a wide spectrum of basic and applied issues. Expert contributors -- including physicians, attorneys, psychologists, philosophers, social workers, and engineers -- address such relevant topics as epidemiology, animal models, legal reforms, feminist scholarship, child pornography, medical assessment, and diverse models of psychotherapeutic intention.
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This book offers a timely and detailed exploration and analysis of key contemporary issues and challenges in child sexual abuse, which holds great relevance for scholarly, legal, policy, professional and clinical audiences worldwide.
Author: Ben Mathews
Category: Social Science
This book offers a timely and detailed exploration and analysis of key contemporary issues and challenges in child sexual abuse, which holds great relevance for scholarly, legal, policy, professional and clinical audiences worldwide. The book draws together the best current evidence about the nature, aetiology, contexts, and sequelae of child sexual abuse. It explores the optimal definition of child sexual abuse, considers sexual abuse in history, and explores new theoretical understandings of children’s rights and other key theories including public health and the Capabilities Approach, and their relevance to child sexual abuse prevention and responses. It examines a selection of the most pressing legal, theoretical, policy and practical challenges in child sexual abuse in the modern world, in developed and developing economies, including institutional child sexual abuse, female genital cutting, child marriage, the use of technology for sexual abuse, and the ethical responsibility and legal liability of major state and religious organisations, and individuals. It examines recent landmark legal and policy developments in all of these areas, drawing in particular on extensive developments from Australia in the wake of its Royal Commission Into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse. It also considers the best evidence about promising strategies and future promising directions in enhancing effective prevention, intervention and responses to child sexual abuse.
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Author: Kim Oates
Publisher: SAGE Publications, Incorporated
Classic Papers in Child Abuse presents a selection of timeless core research into interdependent aspects of dealing with child maltreatment. This book is for advanced clinical students and professionals in a variety of disciplines whose work involves interdependent aspects of dealing with child maltreatment. In essence, a "mini-library" is made available for quick access to timeless core research vital to the assessment, management, treatment, and prosecution of current cases.
The data contained inquiries of any experiences of sexual abuse as children. Cross tabulation analyses were performed to examine the relationship between family structure and female child sexual abuse.
Author: Renee Adina Hauser
Category: Child sexual abuse
ABSTRACT: The purpose of this research was to assess the effect of family structure on female child sexual abuse to determine if a girl was more at risk for child sexual abuse in a non-intact family. The data were collected from a sample of 419 women who called the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department (CMPD) to report an incidence of spousal abuse. The data contained inquiries of any experiences of sexual abuse as children. Cross tabulation analyses were performed to examine the relationship between family structure and female child sexual abuse. The findings indicate that the subjects in intact families were abused more frequently but less severely than those in non-intact families. The first hypothesis was that girls in non-intact families were more at risk for child sexual abuse than girls in intact families. This hypothesis was not supported. The second hypothesis was that girls who were in non-intact families would be sexually abused more severely than girls in intact families. The data supported this hypothesis. The subjects who experienced rape were more likely to be living in non-intact families at the time of the abuse. The majority of the perpetrators in most categories of abuse were non-biological relations of the victim. This research supports the hypothesis that family structure affects the likelihood that female children will experience sexual abuse of a more severe extent in a non-intact family.