Home Truths About Child Sexual Abuse brings together the findings of research and clinical work by leading figures in the UK and USA. It makes visible the prevalence of sexual abuse and exploitation of children by normal, ordinary, heterosexual family men, both within and outside the family. Comprehensive and multidisciplinary in approach, it covers the many different aspects of child sexual abuse including:
*definitions and terminology
*concepts and theory
*the contribution of radical feminism
*constructs, classifications and typologies
*multi-disciplinary and multi-agency work
The book provides the evidence and knowledge base necessary to begin to achieve effective prevention. It offers professionals, researchers and policy makers an invaluable source of reference and an informed basis for action.
'In this hard-hitting book ... Professor Itzin ... questions the efficacy of current child sexual abuse prevention policies in stopping ... ordinary men's abuse of their own and other people's children ... She is clearly trying to change things for children in the future.' - Community Care