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Experts in both child physical and sexual abuse are brought together in this volume, which focuses on both child and adult survivors. Contributors explore innovative treatment and prevention approaches, such as school and community violence prevention programmes, and preparation of children who have to testify in court.

Psychotherapy with Sexually Abused Boys
Psychotherapy with sexually abused boys

Female victims were the initial focus of sexual abuse treatment. Researchers now perceive, however, that males are abused at relatively high rates, with epidemiological research suggesting that as many as 1 boy in 8 to 10 will be sexually misused prior to adulthood (Friedrich, 1995).

Several features of male sexual abuse also warrant a separate discussion of treatment approaches. For example, physical abuse accompanies sexual abuse in males more than in females (Finkelhor, 1984). Given the documented relationship of physical abuse to subsequent aggressive acting out, preventive efforts aimed at reducing future violence are needed as part of the treatment of male victims (Malinosky-Rummell & Hansen, 1993).

Other features of male sexual abuse include gender differences in how ...

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