Home Truths About Child Sexual Abuse: Policy and Practice

1st Edition

Catherine Itzin

Routledge
Published July 13, 2000
Reference - 480 Pages
ISBN 9780415152624 - CAT# RU15624

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Summary

Home Truths About Child Sexual Abuse brings together the findings of research and clinical work by leading figures in the UK and USA. It makes visible the prevalence of sexual abuse and exploitation of children by normal, ordinary, heterosexual family men, both within and outside the family. Comprehensive and multidisciplinary in approach, it covers the many different aspects of child sexual abuse including:
*phenomenology
*definitions and terminology
*epidemiology
*explanatory frameworks
*concepts and theory
*the contribution of radical feminism
*constructs, classifications and typologies
*policy
*treatments
*multi-disciplinary and multi-agency work
*medical advice
*gender issues
*criminal justice.
The book provides the evidence and knowledge base necessary to begin to achieve effective prevention. It offers professionals, researchers and policy makers an invaluable source of reference and an informed basis for action.

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