This easy-to-follow manual presents techniques for working with groups of children who have been sexually abused. It begins with an overview of the theory and literature of group therapy with children and then offers seven sections on psycho-social skill building techniques, trust building, self esteem, identifying and expressing feelings, healing the inner child, relationships, boundary setting, and prevention skills.
Chapter 9: Dynamics of Sexual Abuse Exercises
Dynamics of Sexual Abuse Exercises
I he dynamics of sexual abuse explain the emotional, psychological, and physical impact of abuse on victims and, secondarily, on the lives of their families. What occurs between an abuser and a victim is not a mutual or consensual act. It is, instead, a personal transgression in which the abuser steps beyond personal boundaries, ignoring the inner and outer reality of the person against whom he or she is offending.
Victims are children and adults, who are very definitely influenced and changed by their experiences of abuse, often in very painful and negative ways and sometimes for life. The dynamics of sexual abuse are very confusing to children. They need help to understand what happened, how they ...