Disability and Child Sexual Abuse

Disability and Child Sexual Abuse

Lessons From Survivors' Narratives for Effective Protection, Prevention and Treatment

eBook - 2010
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"Disability and Child Sexual Abuse examines the ways in which society marginalizes, institutionalizes and places disabled children in situations of unacceptable risk, and how - as evidenced in the survivors' narratives - patterns of service delivery can contribute to the problem." "Based on the accounts of seven disabled individuals who were sexually abused in childhood, the book highlights a wide range of pertinent issues. Through case vignettes and empirical research, the authors ask practitioners to scrutinize their current professional practice, and explore participants' experiences of hospitalization, education systems and local authorities. They consider the issue of who abuses and why, and highlight problems relating to revisiting past experiences and confronting unwarranted and unwanted feelings of responsibility." "This book will be relevant for professionals and students in the social, health and education services, such as social workers, teachers and counselors. It will also offer insights for those seeking a less disablist society, including disabled people themselves."--Jacket.
Publisher: London ; Philadelphia : Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2010
ISBN: 9780857002105
Characteristics: 1 online resource (256 pages)
Additional Contributors: Swain, John


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