Sexual Abuse: Types, Signs and Treatments


Lauren E. Hynes (Editor)

Series: Psychology of Emotions, Motivations and Actions

This new book presents topical research in the study of the types, signs and treatments of sexual abuse. Topics discussed include the role of religion in the recovery from childhood sexual abuse; HPA axis functioning and child maltreatment; the association of childhood sexual abuse and adult HIV-risk behaviors; “sexting” and its implications for children with disabilities and sexuality in victims of sexual violence.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 – Exploring Childhood Sexual Experiences and Vulnerability to Intimate Partner Violence among African American MSMW: Was that Abuse or Love? pp. 1-22
Authors / Editors: (John K. Williams, Kimberly A. Kisler, Dorie Glover, Andres Sciolla, University of California, Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences, Los Angeles, California, USA, and others)
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Chapter 2 – Childhood Sexual Victimization and the Role of Religion in Recovery pp. 23-42
Authors / Editors: (John Robst, Stacy Smith, Department of Mental Health Law and Policy, University of South Florida, Tampa, Florida, USA, and others)

Chapter 3 – Deviant Sexual Fantasies and Sexual Offending: Clinical, Psychodynamic, Psychosocial, and Developmental Issues pp. 43-76
Authors / Editors: (Roberto Maniglio, Felice Carabellese, Roberto Catanesi, Oronzo Greco, Department of Pedagogic, Psychological, and Didactic Sciences, University of Salento, Italy, and others)

Chapter 4 – Hypothalamic-Pituitary-Adrenal Axis (HPA) Functioning and the Intergenerational Cycle of Child Maltreatment pp. 77-92
Authors / Editors: (Laura C. Wilson, Angela Scarpa, Virginia Tech, Virginia, USA)

Chapter 5 – Sexual Abuse: An Overview on Causes and Consequences pp. 93-110
Authors / Editors: (Ester di Giacomo, Massimo Clerici, Department of Neurosciences and Biomedical Technologies, University of Milan-Bicocca, Monza (MI), Italy)

Chapter 6 – Association of Childhood Sexual Abuse and Adult HIV-Risk Behaviors in Puerto Rican Women with Severe Mental Illness: A Retrospective Cohort Study pp. 111-128
Authors / Editors: (Emily L. G. Heaphy, Sana Loue, Nancy Mendez, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio, USA, and others)

Chapter 7 – Can Txting B Bad 4 Spec. Ed Stdnts?: Sexting and its Implications for Children with Disabilities pp. 129-142
Authors / Editors: (Denise Skarbek, Matthew E. Mooney, Indiana University South Bend, Indiana, USA)

Chapter 8 – Empowering a Voice for the Voiceless Sexually Abused: Visual Art Experiences for Children with Disabilities pp. 143-158
Authors / Editors: (Denise Skarbek and Marsha L. Heck, Indiana University South Bend)

Chapter 9 – Clinical and Psychopathological Research on Adolescents Engaged in Violent Sexual Actings: The Fate of Active/Passive Dynamics through Projective Tests pp. 159-170
Authors / Editors: (Pascal Roman, Professor of Clinical Psychology, Psychopathology and Psychoanalysis, LARPsyDIS Laboratory, Institute of Psychology, University of Lausanne, Switzerland)

Chapter 10 – Sexuality in Victims of Sexual Violence pp. 171-182
Authors / Editors: (Tatiana Carl, Wissam El-Hage, CHRU de Tours, Clinique Psychiatrique Universitaire, Tours Cedex, France, and others)

Chapter 11 – “State of Mind” Regarding Attachment in a Group of 45 Adolescents Who Have Been Sexually Offended pp. 183-196
Authors / Editors: (Inga Tidefors, University of Gothenburg, Department of Psychology, Sweden)

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