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Sexual Abuse in Nine North American Cultures: Treatment and Prevention

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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.
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Solution-based discussions of how sexual abuse manifests in specific ethnic, racial, and religious groups, and how the cultural norms of such groups can be used to protect children and promote recovery from sexual abuse. Offers practical guidelines by which medical, legal, and educational professionals can help children, families, and adult survivors of such populations as African Americans, Seventh Day Adventists, Pacific Islanders, Jews, lesbians, and Anglo Americans. As is usual these days, sexual abuse only refers to children. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780803954342
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications
  • Publication date: 4/20/1995
  • Pages: 328
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Table of Contents

Foreword - Eliana Gil
Introduction - Lisa Aronson Fontes
African Americans and Sexual Child Abuse - Veronica D Abney and Ronnie Priest
Puerto Ricans and Sexual Child Abuse - Lillian Comas-Díaz
Asian, Pacific Island and Filipino Americans and Sexual Child Abuse - Amy Okamura, Patricia Heras and Linda Wong-Kerberg
Cambodians and Sexual Child Abuse - Mary Scully, Theanvy Kuoch and Richard A Miller
Jews and Sexual Child Abuse - Joan M Featherman
Anglo Americans and Sexual Child Abuse - Marian Schmidt
Seventh Day Adventists and Sexual Child Abuse - Catherine Taylor and Lisa Aronson Fontes
Gay Males and Sexual Child Abuse - Doug Arey
Lesbians and Sexual Child Abuse - Maryellen Butke
Culturally Informed Interventions for Sexual Child Abuse - Lisa Aronson Fontes
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