Paper $38.95 ISBN: 9781447313878 Published September 2016 For sale in North and South America only
Cloth $110.00 ISBN: 9781447313861 Published September 2016 For sale in North and South America only

Tackling Child Sexual Abuse

Radical Approaches to Prevention, Protection and Support

Sarah Nelson

Tackling Child Sexual Abuse

Sarah Nelson

Distributed for Bristol University Press

208 pages | 5 3/4 x 8 1/2 | © 2015
Paper $38.95 ISBN: 9781447313878 Published September 2016 For sale in North and South America only
Cloth $110.00 ISBN: 9781447313861 Published September 2016 For sale in North and South America only
This bracing book makes a forceful case for reinvigorating our efforts to address and prevent childhood sexual abuse. In recent years, Sarah Nelson argues, the fight against childhood sexual abuse has been complacent, or even fearful. She attacks the causes of this head-on, reassessing backlashes like that surrounding the “satanic panic” and arguing that policy makers, practitioners, and academics have a duty to move beyond such problems and address the real issue. To that end, she proposes new models for child-centered, perpetrator-focused protection, community prevention, and working with survivor-offenders. Sure to be controversial, Preventing Child Sexual Abuse will challenge—and galvanize—the field.
Contents
Part 1: The Barriers to Progress; 
From rediscovery to suppression?; 
Lies and deception in backlash theories; 
Part 2: Children and Young People; 
Fact, myth and legacy in notorious child abuse cases: Orkney in context;
Stigmatised young people: from ‘abuse fodder’ to key allies in child protection;
Models for more effective child protection (with Liz Davies); 
Community prevention of CSA: a model for practice (with Norma Baldwin);
Part 3: Adult Survivors of sexual abuse; 
Physical ill health: the serious impacts of sexual violence; 
Producing radical change in mental health: implications of the trauma paradigm; 
Pathways into crime after sexual abuse: the voices of male offenders; 
Rethinking sex offender programmes for survivor-perpetrators
Review Quotes
NOTA (National Organisation for the Treatment of Abusers)
"Nelson and her coauthors have produced a lively, detailed, and refreshing critique of current knowledge, services, and debates and make a strong case for some radical and challenging new approaches to reducing child sexual abuse and child sexual exploitation and its highly toxic effects for individual victims and survivors and for society as a whole."
Laurie Matthew, manager and founder of Eighteen and Under
“For anyone interested in tackling sexual abuse, this book fills a void, is an essential read, and offers new theories and radical solutions which will stimulate debate towards positive change.”
Beatrix Campbell OBE
“Nelson is one of our clearest thinkers about child sexual abuse—she brings scrupulous research, clear and committed politics, and wisdom accumulated over decades to one of the big issues of our time.”
Malcolm Cowburn, Sheffield Hallam University
“An exploration of the social, political, and personal nature of sex crime that interrogates established practice and offers new ways forward.”
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