Mothers Surviving Child Sexual Abuse

Mothers Surviving Child Sexual Abuse

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Despite increased recognition of the high incidence of child sexual abuse, little attention has so far been paid to the women on whom children primarily depend for care adn protection - their mothers. Informed by theory and research on other situations involving loss, secrecy and moral dilemmas, as well as the rapidly accumulating knowledge of child sexual abuse, Mothers Surviving Child Sexual Abuse offers a new analysis of mother's reactions and resposes, presenting a fresh perspective on a shocking porblem for practitioners and policy-makers involved in child protection, as well as students and lecturers of social work and social studies and women's more

Product details

  • Paperback | 212 pages
  • 138 x 216mm | 390g
  • Taylor & Francis Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1138994235
  • 9781138994232

Table of contents

1. Child Sexual Abuse and Mothers: the Issues. 2. The Study: Aims and Methods. 3. Loss: The Meaning of Child Sexual Abuse to Mothers. 4. Finding Out: The Discovery Process. 5. Working it Out: The Context and Process of Response. 6. Help-seeking Decisions and Experience of Informal Help. 7. Statutory Help and Experience of Intervention. 8. more