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The Rape of Childhood: Developmental, Clinical, and Sociocultural Aspects of Childhood Sexual Abuse
Akhtar, Salman (Edt)
Lexington Books / Hardcover / 2018-10-01 / 1498587836
Psychoanalysis with Infants, Children & Adolescent / Child Abuse & Prevention
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The Rape of Childhood: Development, Clinical, and Sociocultural Aspects of Childhood Sexual Abuse details the dark realm of childhood sexual abuse. While lived experience, memory, subjectivity, and affect cannot be classified into neat categories, this collection is divided into four core sections—epidemiology, emotional sequelae, psychoanalytic insight, and ameliorative strategies—to provide a thorough description of childhood abuse. The contributors examine the variables that increase a child’s vulnerability to maltreatment, including age, gender, ethnicity, and socioeconomic factors, and outline the various emotional and behavioral consequences of childhood sexual abuse. This collection is essential reading for therapists working to help formerly abused children to learn how to love, be loved, and care about themselves.


"The authors of these expertly written chapters cover a considerable amount of material regarding the effects of sexual abuse on children at different stages of development. They also address the long-lasting impact of such abuse as it manifests during adulthood. Among other highlights are descriptions of psychoanalytic treatment of sexually abused preschoolers, and forensic assessments of emotional damage to teenage boys seduced by female teachers. An astute, wide-ranging introduction and a wonderfully inclusive summary neatly bookend the many scholarly contributions. A terrific compilation!" - Jerome S. Blackman, Eastern VA Medical School
— Jerome S. Blackman

"This superbly edited volume focuses on the destruction of children through sexual exploitation - in families, schools, and neighborhoods. It also addresses the dark realm of sex trafficking. Given the disturbing nature of the topic, the book is remarkably readable and provides the clinician with extensive clinical material, offering hope to such victims who are rescued in time from their bondage." - Ira Brenner, Jefferson Medical College
— Ira Brenner, M.D., Jefferson Medical College

Table of Contents:

Chapter One
The Realm of Childhood Sexual Abuse: An Introductory Overview
Salman Akhtar and Shawn Blue

Chapter Two
Clinical Interventions with Sexually Abused Children
Thomas Barrett

Chapter Three
Developmental Consequences of Sexual Abuse
Christie Huddleston

Chapter Four
Be Careful What You Wish For: The Seduction of Three Adolescent Boys by their Female Teachers
Calvin Colarusso with an addendum by Gordon Caras

Chapter Five
The Seduction of Adolescent Males by their Female Teachers: Why So Infrequent?
Andrew Smolar

Chapter Six
The Culture of Sex Trafficking
Vivian Pender

Chapter Seven
The Underbelly of our Culture (and of Psychoanalysis)
John Frank

Chapter Eight
Shattered Children: A Concluding Commentary
Ann G. Smolen

Contributions by:

Thomas Barrett, Shawn Blue, Gordon Caras, Calvin Colarusso, John L. Frank, Christie Huddleston, Vivian Pender, Andrew Smolar, Ann G. Smolen

About the Editor:

Salman Akhtar, MD, is professor of psychiatry at Jefferson Medical College and training and supervising analyst at Psychoanalytic Center of Philadelphia, Philadelphia PA.

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