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

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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.
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Editorial Reviews

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"This is an important book that will be of great benefit to social workers, educators, school counselors, parents, and to child and adolescent victims of sexual abuse who have never reported their abuse and continue to live its effects. Dorais's discussions of the cases are informative and packed with emotion. Teachers should include this work as a must-read for any course that touches on sexual abuse in any way whatsoever and all professionals being trained to work with victims should also have to read this book." William Prendergast, diplomate certified sex therapist and the author The Sexual Abuse of Children & Adolescents: A Preventive Guide for Parents, Teachers & Counselors
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780773534728
  • Publisher: McGill-Queens University Press
  • Publication date: 3/1/2009
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 205
  • Sales rank: 696,314
  • Product dimensions: 5.80 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Michel Dorais has spent many years working with victims of sexual abuse and juvenile prostitution as a clinical social worker and is now a professor of social work at Laval University in Quebec City. He is the author of ten books dealing with sexuality.
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Table of Contents

Author's Preface
Translator's Preface
1 Don't Tell Anyone 3
2 It Never Happens to Boys? 16
3 Vulnerable and Trapped - How Sexual Abuse Comes About 42
4 The Secret of the "Men's House" - How Victims Perceive Sexual Abuse 59
5 Coming to Terms with Abuse - Confused Emotions 81
6 Why Me? Identity Confusion 109
7 From Nightmares to Fantasies - Coping Strategies and Life Scripts 136
8 To Turn the Page or to Rewrite It? - Prevention and Intervention 159
Epilogue 178
App. 1 Profile of Respondents in Sample 183
App. 2: Research Method 185
Notes 187
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