By Rebecca M. Bolen
Baby sexual abuse has turn into a primary subject of analysis and dialogue within the fields of kid Psychology, Pediatrics, legislation Enforcement, and Social paintings. yet in spite of the common wisdom of identifiable habit in its sufferers and abusers, society's reaction to baby sexual abuse is failing profoundly.
Rebecca Bolen's authoritative ebook, Child Sexual Abuse: Its Scope and Our Failure, essentially defines the scope of kid sexual abuse and addresses society's skill to reply to the matter. it truly is her thesis that society's reaction to baby sexual abuse is failing as the rules, courses, and statutes designed to evaluate and determine abuse are grounded in old and myth-bound theoretical baby sexual abuse literature instead of within the empirical wisdom base. This accomplished textual content on baby sexual abuse covers:
This entire overview can be utilized not just as a textual content, but in addition as a prime reference for execs in govt, legislation enforcement, scientific, psychological healthiness, and any service provider that works with baby sexual abuse offenders and victims.
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Kadushin and Martin (1988) forward this family systems theory perspective: Father-daughter incest is a manifestation of a disturbed family equilibrium and occurs in response to an effort to establish an adaptation that is functional.... The family in which incest occurs is likely to be an enmeshed, socially isolated, one in which intergenerational and parent-child role boundaries are vaguely defined and permeable... A family experiencing marital conflict is maintained intact by the 32 CHAPTER 3 reallocation of sexual-affectional role in incest.
Another area of influence of these early theories is in the assessment of the nonoffending mother’s ability to support her child. Given the sometimes hostile beliefs concerning mothers of child sexual abuse victims, it is not surprising that assessment tools used to determine maternal support often score her as unsupportive when she displays normative ambivalence and confusion. Various studies of maternal support, however, sometimes consider any display of ambivalence as indicative of a THEORIES 33 nonsupportive stance (Leifer, Shapiro, & Kassem, 1993).
As such, much of the early feminist literature was reactionary, attacking theories that suggested anything less than 100% culpability for the offender. Certain papers discussed Freud’s retraction of the seduction theory and its effect on victims of abuse (Herman, 1981; Rush, 1980; Westerlund, 1986). Others were written in reaction to family systems literature and to reframe the role of the offender to the incest (Waldby, Clancy, 34 CHAPTER 3 Emetchi, & Summerfield, 1989), whereas others reframed the pejorative literature on nonoffending mothers (Jacobs, 1990; McIntyre, 1981).