Written primarily for non-professionals who may be families, co-workers or acquaintances of child molesters, the author discusses how these offenders use denial, blaming, secrecy and manipulation, not only to set up their victim, but also to mislead families and friends about what is occurring. Chapters 7 to 10 provide strategies to counter this manipulation, and to make it harder for the molester to reoffend.
Stop abuse before it starts! Identifying Child Molesters: Preventing Child Sexual Abuse by Recognizing the Patterns of the Offenders will teach you to better protect children from potential child sexual molesters long before any abuse can actually occur. Here you'll learn to recognize and understand the seemingly invisible steps that typically precede child sexual abuse. These stories of molesters, their families, and their victims, will enable you to more accurately see through a potential molester's charming demeanor and better protect the children in your life. Understanding the behavior that molesters often exhibit when trying to obtain access to children is essential to protecting children from their advances. By becoming familiar with this terrain you will find the courage and strength to decide what must be done, and the skills to follow through with the necessary actions. Such responses will appropriately curtail an offender's access to children and subsequent opportunities to molest. Identifying Child Molesters will teach you: how to recognize those who might molest how molesters typically 'charm’adults how societal attitudes help to foster child sexual abuse what to do when encountering a potential molester what physical and emotional damage molestation can cause to victims how to graciously avoid potentially dangerous situations Identifying Child Molesters: Preventing Child Sexual Abuse by Recognizing the Patterns of the Offenders clearly spells out the techniques that child sexual molesters so successfully use to charm adults into giving them access to children. When these strategies are seen and understood, adults can take much more direct responsibility for preventing child sexual abuse than was previously possible. Anyone who lives or works with children needs to own this book. The information you'll encounter in Identifying Child Molesters might startle you, but it might also help you save the life of a child!
Sex Offender Treatment: Biological Dysfunction, Intrapsychic Conflict, Interpersonal Violence assists sex therapists, counselors, psychiatrists, and psychologists working in sex offender treatment in providing more effective services. You’ll gain timely knowledge of sex offending behavior and treatment approaches that will stimulate your thinking and help you improve your research and treatment methodologies. From Sex Offender Treatment, you’ll acquire valuable insight and a cross-cultural viewpoint as you explore chapters written by international scholars who have set the standards of care for sex offender treatment. Contributors aim to improve the effectiveness of sex offender treatment throughout the world by challenging you to conduct more research that will provide a better understanding of sex offenders and improve treatment approaches. Authors presented their contributions at the Third International Congress on the Treatment of Sex Offenders held in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The book begins with a Standards of Care for the Treatment of Sex Offenders. This guides you in increasing the effectiveness of the treatment you provide to sex offenders. The Standards of Care helps you analyze new data and gain a basis for successful sex offender treatment. Following chapters probe into the nature of interpersonal violence and aggression and a further understanding of pedophilia and exhibitionism. You will begin to more thoroughly understand sex offending behavior as you read about: motives contributing to sexual aggression and the confluence model of sexual aggression the background and clinical characteristics of paraphilic individuals and sex offenders a case study of sex offenders, victims, and their families the “abuse to abuser hypothesis” in regard to pedaphilia assessment, psychosexual profiling, and treatment of exhibitionist behavior the treatment of sex offenders with mental retardation the relationship between sex offender treatment success and learning difficulties incest offender perceptions of treatment as used to generate an explanatory theory of the sexual abuse treatment process. Chapters in Sex Offender Treatment emphasize the importance of good assessment techniques, issues affecting victims and families of sex offenders, why treatment does not work for some sex offenders, medical problems associated with sex offenders, and working with special populations of sex offenders. Counselors, researchers, educators, sex offender treatment personnel, forensic psychologists and psychiatrists, and sex therapists will find Sex Offender Treatment crucial for gaining insight into sex offenders’motives and behaviors. You can then use these perspectives to more effectively interact with sex offenders and to more accurately analyze sex offending behavior.
Know what signs indicate a child molester! Revealing the secret but successful strategies used by child molesters allows adults to intervene long before children are abused. The Socially Skilled Child Molester: Differentiating the Guilty from the Falsely Accused identifies how socially proficient molesters successfully ingratiate themselves into families and communities. The book closely examines their techniques and strategies while detailing the tools for prevention. The difficult issue of false accusation is tackled by learning the distinctions that clearly differentiate the actions of the guilty from those who are innocent. Practical recommendations for accurately assessing danger and managing safety are provided. The Socially Skilled Child Molester focuses on the sexual deviants who 'groom' family, friends, and their community to allow their activities, though arousing suspicion, to go on without restriction. This essential source reveals their tactics. Using composite representations of various types of child molesters, the author illustrates through case history and detailed research how these offenders succeed, while providing recommendations on how communities can stop enabling and protecting such individuals. The Socially Skilled Child Molester discusses in depth: ’groomers’ versus ’grabbers’ common misperceptions about child molesters the groomer profile—the different types groomer strategies for manipulation correctly differentiating between pedophiles and the falsely accused predicting risk the key concerns when interviewing child molesters the three levels of child molesters recidivism for the sexual deviant. The Socially Skilled Child Molester comprehensively brings together helpful strategies and vital information essential for parents, lawmakers, police, teachers, and therapists.
Understanding Child Abuse is the first book to look at women whose partners are child sex offenders. Much of the book is devoted to the voices of the women themselves, telling their stories and how they feel about the situations in which they found themselves, how they coped, and how they remade their lives and those of their families. They describe what they learned from their experience and how it changed them. Such experience is largely overlooked by researchers, agencies and policy makers and this book throws unique light on this neglected area. The chapters cover: What we know about child sexual abuse, offenders and the effect of sexual abuse on children. A detailed description of the work which allows the women to explore and compare their experiences and feelings about what has happened. Verbatim interviews with both partners and offenders. Combining theory, practice and personal testimony in a concise and accessible manner, Understanding Child Abuse is essential reading for social work practitioners and students as well as probation officers and anyone involved with child protection. It will also be of interest to members of the public.
This report reviews the literature relating to sex offending against children. It is aimed at the UK police service, and focuses on those studies that have most relevance to police officers in their interaction with individuals who sexually offend against children. It covers three broad areas : the extent and nature of child sexual abuse, the characteristics of offenders and the risks posed by them, and the ways in which those risks can be managed.
This workbook accompanies Treating Nonoffending Parents in Child Sexual Abuse Cases: Connections for Family Safety. It features many useful checklists, illustrative diagrams, and spaces to record thoughts and feelings as the client works through the process.
Family & Relationships by Juliann Whetsell- Mitchell
Written for mental health professionals, crisis hot line workers, educators and clergy, this resource discusses how to prevent and recognise child sexual abuse and what to do if abuse is suspected. The content covers many settings in which sexual abuse may occur.
This book helps professionals to make informed, research-based assessments of risk, offering strategies for supporting and educating families within which sexual abuse has occurred. Without actually advocating reunification, the authors provide a unique approach for working with non-offending parents and partners who wish to work towards re-unification of the family.
Beyond the Shame: Understanding & Treating the Child Molester is an insightful & prescriptive guide that helps us understand the pedophile & offers useful methods for treating this serious & destructive sexual disorder. This important book was written to help us understand how to treat a very difficult & destructive psychosexual problem. The major question of the book is, can this disorder be therapeutically treated? In other words, what can we do to stop the molester & help him begin recovery? Beyond the Shame is based on a number of case studies & tracks one of these cases in depth. That case is the experience of one man who as a young minister began to molest children. One part of the book traces his feelings & behaviors as he practiced his disorder for thirty years. The book describes the author's efforts with him in therapy over a two year period & chronicles his journey toward successful recovery. The book discusses the uses of the addiction model to understand the nature of pedophilia & the place of the twelve-step programs in treatment. Beyond the Shame avoids medical & therapeutic jargon & is written in a style that will make it of interest to: Individuals who suffer from this disorder & members of their family; Victims of sexual abuse & professional therapists; Social workers & other helping professionals; Ministers, educators, & others who work with youth.
The Personality of a Child Molester argues two main points. The first is that dreams, without free associations or amplification or knowledge of the dreamer, can shed considerable light upon the essential character structure, psychodynamics, and psychosexual development of such individuals. The second is that the frequency of occurrence of a dream element or theme is a direct measure of the preoccupation with that topic in waking life. Bell and Hall gather their evidence from a wide assortment of data. Such evidence helps increase our understanding of such people, whose life and self-revelations on first appearance seem to merit this special attention. Interestingly, their study involved little collaboration on the part of the authors. In fact, the authors only met each other two years after the project got underway. At that time they reached an understanding as to how the material would be presented. They decided to demonstrate child molesters' dream content from a theoretical perspective. The theoretical base provided by Freudian theory was used in this particular study because it seemed to provide the kinds of constructs that could be useful in describing the dreamer's personality. The authors attempt to explain why the dreamer who is a child molester is the sort of person he is, and his dreams are the source of evidence for the explanation presented. This study presented here has been used by behavioral researchers for years in trying to understand the personality of a child molester. It remains as relevant today as when it was initially published.
The premise of this book is that those who do not recognize an internalized perpetrator when they hear one will often be frustrated by the tenacity of the survivor's self blame. Primarily oriented towards treating adult survivors, this book will also be useful for treating sex offenders. Salter also describes the steps of therapy for survivors and proposes that trauma can be transformed rather than just endured.
The tragedy of child abuse and neglect is in the forefront of public attention. Yet, without a conceptual framework, research in this area has been highly fragmented. Understanding the broad dimensions of this crisis has suffered as a result. This new volume provides a comprehensive, integrated, child-oriented research agenda for the nation. The committee presents an overview of three major areas: oDefinitions and scope--exploring standardized classifications, analysis of incidence and prevalence trends, and more. oEtiology, consequences, treatment, and prevention--analyzing relationships between cause and effect, reviewing prevention research with a unique systems approach, looking at short- and long-term consequences of abuse, and evaluating interventions. oInfrastructure and ethics--including a review of current research efforts, ways to strengthen human resources and research tools, and guidance on sensitive ethical and legal issues. This volume will be useful to organizations involved in research, social service agencies, child advocacy groups, and researchers.
Child pornography, particularly that available via the Internet, has become a cause of huge social concern in recent years. This book examines the reality behind the often hysterical media coverage of the topic. Drawing on extensive new research findings, it examines how child pornography is used on the Internet and the social context in which such use occurs, and develops a model of offending behaviour to better help understand and deal with the processes of offending. Detailed case studies and offenders' own accounts are used to illustrate the processes involved in offending and treatment. The authors argue that we need to refine our ideas of offending, and that while severe deterrents need to be associated with possession of child pornography, a better understanding is needed of the links between possession and committing a contact offence. Only by improving our understanding of this complex and very controversial topic can we hope to deal effectively with offenders and with their child victims. This is a book which will become an essential read for anyone involved with offenders or victims from a psychological, judicial or social background.
Gain a better understanding of the behaviors of sex offenders to create effective interventions! Identifying and Treating Sex Offenders: Current Approaches, Research, and Techniques brings you up-to-date on the latest significant issues and state-of-the-art tools involved in the evaluation and treatment of adult sex offenders. This book provides you with current data regarding what is known about sex offenders, so that appropriate assessment, treatment, and prevention methods can be developed and utilized. Experts in the field discuss controversial topics—including diagnoses, classification, public notification, and risk assessment—to help psychologists, therapists, and social workers better understand this specialized population. In Identifying and Treating Sex Offenders, you’ll learn more about the problems in defining sexual assault and sexual deviance, which in turn impede appropriate interventions. This book dispels many stereotypical assumptions with accurate information about sex offender statistics and research for lawmakers to use in creating policies and legal statutes that successfully deter recidivism in known sex offenders. This extensive resource paves the way towards a methodology that prevents sexual abuse from occurring in the first place. Identifying and Treating Sex Offenders explores a variety of assessment and treatment techniques, including: medical treatment skill-building methods such as enhancing empathy therapy polygraphy psychopharmacology and much more! Identifying and Treating Sex Offenders is a thorough review and discussion of the theological, forensic, and rehabilitation issues surrounding the adult sex offender and the people associated with him or her. Special features of this book include a variety of tables, recommendations, and models on risk factors, types of sexual offenses and deviances, and recidivism research.