The impact of culture on sexual abuse issues is only beginning to be understood. In minority populations, sexual abuse can be overlooked - or survivors can be inappropriately treated - because of cultural or linguistic misunderstandings, racism or homophobia. This volume contains culture-specific chapters that consider ways in which cultural norms can be used to protect children and promote healing from sexual abuse.
Gay Males and Sexual Child Abuse
There is a child's game where the player is given a marble that is placed on a maze. The goal is to commandeer the marble through the puzzle, exploring various traps and dead ends, by gently rotating two handles that tilt the board, allowing gravity to work its miracle on the rolling ball. When it seems the end is reached, the marble drops through a hole beginning another journey along a whole new puzzle previously unseen by the player. Several layers must be negotiated before the marble reaches its destination and comes through the exit hole at the bottom of the wooden enclosure. Practice, patience, close attention, and coordination help the player get the ...