Don't Tell: The Sexual Abuse of Boys / Edition 2

Don't Tell: The Sexual Abuse of Boys / Edition 2

by Michel Dorais
     
 

ISBN-10: 0773534725

ISBN-13: 9780773534728

Pub. Date: 10/01/2008

Publisher: McGill-Queens University Press


Don't Tell examines the effects of sexual abuse on the emotional and sexual life of men, including their sense of self and their personal relationships. Using the first-hand accounts of victims Dorais shows that certain reactions are specific to male victims of abuse as they attempt to preserve a sense of physical integrity and masculinity. He also provides…  See more details below

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Don't Tell examines the effects of sexual abuse on the emotional and sexual life of men, including their sense of self and their personal relationships. Using the first-hand accounts of victims Dorais shows that certain reactions are specific to male victims of abuse as they attempt to preserve a sense of physical integrity and masculinity. He also provides innovative strategies for both prevention and treatment that will be of use to those who have suffered abuse as well as to their families and all those who are trying to help them - spouses, friends, social workers, and therapists.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780773534728
Publisher:
McGill-Queens University Press
Publication date:
10/01/2008
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
205
Sales rank:
902,958
Product dimensions:
5.80(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Author's Preface
Translator's Preface
1Don't Tell Anyone3
2It Never Happens to Boys?16
3Vulnerable and Trapped - How Sexual Abuse Comes About42
4The Secret of the "Men's House" - How Victims Perceive Sexual Abuse59
5Coming to Terms with Abuse - Confused Emotions81
6Why Me? Identity Confusion109
7From Nightmares to Fantasies - Coping Strategies and Life Scripts136
8To Turn the Page or to Rewrite It? - Prevention and Intervention159
Epilogue178
App. 1Profile of Respondents in Sample183
App. 2: Research Method185
Notes187

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