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Sexual Abuse

Breaking the Silence

Edited by Ersi Abaci Kalfoglou

Istanbul Yeni Yüzyıl University

Sexual assault can be considered as expression of aggression through sex. This, in turn, can have serious negative effects on a survivor’s social and occupational functioning. This book has been organized towards that specific approach, by compiling the scientific work of very well-known scientists from all over the world. The psychological victimization of sexual assault, the physiological aspect of sexual abuse and the different attitudes in coping with sexual assault based on different cultural backgrounds are analyzed. Having in mind that one solution may not necessarily be suitable for all cases, we hope that this book will open a debate on sexual assault for future practice and policy and that it will be a step forward to ‘break the silence’.

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Sexual AbuseBreaking the SilenceEdited by Ersi Abaci Kalfoglou

Published: March 23rd 2012

DOI: 10.5772/1315

ISBN: 978-953-51-0425-4

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-953-51-6939-0

Copyright year: 2012

Books open for chapter submissions

43313 Total Chapter Downloads

7 Crossref Citations

9 Web of Science Citations

18 Dimensions Citations


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1. A Review of Childhood Abuse Questionnaires and Suggested Treatment Approaches

By Donald J. Levis


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2. Sexual Abuse Histories Among Incarcerated Older Adult Offenders: A Descriptive Study

By Mary Beth Morrissey, Deborah Courtney and Tina Maschi


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3. A Salutogenic Approach to Healing Following Child Sexual Assault

By Sheryle Vilenica and Jane Shakespeare-Finch


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4. Do Alexithymia, Dissociation, and CSA Explain the Controversial Topic of Memory Recovery?

By Peter Paul Moormann, Francine Albach and Bob Bermond


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5. Gender Differences in the Impact of Child Sexual Abuse on Alexithymia, Dissociation and Self

By Peter Paul Moormann, Francine Albach, Bob Bermond, Annemieke van Dijke, Jakob de Jong, Jaco Wineke, Kalliopi Metta and Argyro Karanafti


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6. Psychobiological Effects of Sexual Abuse

By Dorie A. Glover, John K. Williams and Kimberly A. Kisler


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7. Risk Factors in Sexually Abused Children Reporting to the One Stop Centre at University Teaching Hospital in Zambia

By Elwyn Chomba


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8. How Do We Recognize Recent Sexual Abuse in Children Less than 10 Years of Age? What Is the Role of Paediatric Wards? Experience in a French Paediatric Hospital

By G. Picherot, N. Vabres, J. Fleury, E. Launay and C. Gras-Leguen


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9. Childhood Sexual Abuse and Adult Physical and Dental Health Outcomes

By Kathleen Monahan and Carol Forgash


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10. Child Sexual Abuse and Its Implications for Children's Health

By Lia Leão Ciuffo and Benedita Maria Rêgo Deusdará Rodrigues


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11. Coping with an Experience of Child Sexual Abuse: Perspectives of Young Female Survivors in South Africa

By Nareadi Phasha


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12. What Went Wrong at Ohel Children's Home - and What Can Be Done About Its Failure to Protect Jewish Children from Abuse?

By Amy Neustein and Michael Lesher


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13. Researching Sexual Abuse in Societies in Which Sexuality Is Regarded as Taboo: Difficulties and Proposed Solutions

By Murat Topbaş and Gamze Çan


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14. Considering the Sexual Harassment as an Equivalent Incestuous

By Claudio Cohen and Adriana Esturaro


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15. Sexual Abuse of Live-In Care Workers in Taiwan

By Shu-Man Pan and Jung-Tsung Yang


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