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Confronting Child and Adolescent Sexual Abuse

Confronting Child and Adolescent Sexual Abuse by Cynthia D. Crosson-Tower
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Confronting Child and Adolescent Sexual Abuse is the first text to examine the history, theory, treatment, and prevention of this complex phenomenon. With in-depth insights into the psychologies of victims, their families, and the perpetrators, this comprehensive text shows readers how to recognize the symptoms and impact of childhood sexual abuse, critically engage with the unique nature of each case, complete a thorough assessment, develop a treatment plan, and effectively intervene in critical situations. A national expert on child abuse and neglect and the author of numerous books and publications, Cynthia Crosson-Tower addresses a wide range of special topics and helps readers prepare for working in this challenging professional field.

“This is sure to become the definitive ‘classic’ text in courses preparing students for competent practice with sexually abused children and adolescents.”
                                                                                                                                                  —Barbara Nowak, Albany State University

“This text opens with a history of sexual abuse, offers models for treatment and assessment and provides excellent insights into many of the major sexual abuse dynamics of our times. Finally we have a textbook that is very relevant for our times.” 
                                                                                                                                                     —Nancy DeCesare, Chestnut Hill College
SAGE Publications; January 2014
376 pages; ISBN 9781483359267
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Title: Confronting Child and Adolescent Sexual Abuse
Author: Cynthia D. Crosson-Tower