The Rape of Childhood: Development, Clinical, and Sociocultural Aspects of Childhood Sexual Abuse details the dark realm of childhood sexual abuse. While lived experience, memory, subjectivity, and affect cannot be classified into neat categories, this collection is divided into four core sections—epidemiology, emotional sequelae, psychoanalytic insight, and ameliorative strategies—to provide a thorough description of childhood abuse. The contributors examine the variables that increase a child’s vulnerability to maltreatment, including age, gender, ethnicity, and socioeconomic factors, and outline the various emotional and behavioral consequences of childhood sexual abuse. This collection is essential reading for therapists working to help formerly abused children to learn how to love, be loved, and care about themselves.
Lexington Books; October 2018
- ISBN: 9781498587846
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- Title: The Rape of Childhood
Series: Margaret S. Mahler
- Author: Salman Akhtar (ed.); Thomas Barrett (contrib.); Shawn Blue (contrib.); Gordon Caras (contrib.); Calvin Colarusso (contrib.); John L. Frank (contrib.); Christie Huddleston (contrib.); Vivian Pender (contrib.); Andrew Smolar (contrib.); Ann G. Smolen (contrib.)
Imprint: Lexington Books
In The Press
"This superbly edited volume focuses on the destruction of children through sexual exploitation - in families, schools, and neighborhoods. It also addresses the dark realm of sex trafficking. Given the disturbing nature of the topic, the book is remarkably readable and provides the clinician with extensive clinical material, offering hope to such victims who are rescued in time from their bondage." - Ira Brenner, Jefferson Medical College
About The Author
Salman Akhtar, MD, is professor of psychiatry at Jefferson Medical College and training and supervising analyst at Psychoanalytic Center of Philadelphia, Philadelphia PA.