Diane

Why Not the Children

Neil Jafee, the legal counsel and co-producer of the film Pursuit of Truth: Adult Survivors of Child Sexual Abuse Seeking Justice wrote an excellent article which is displayed below. The fact that sexual assaults occurring on campuses and in the military are finally being recognized by the President and Vice President is wonderful. Mr. Jaffee asks, though, when will the sexual assault of children and its impact on adult survivors be recognized as well?

Diane

Juvenile Sex Offenders – Part 4

The National Task Force on Juvenile Sexual Offending stressed that the primary objective of interventions with juveniles who have sexually offended is community safety. The primary goals of treatment interventions with these juveniles are helping them to gain control over their sexually abusive behaviors and to increase their pro-social interactions with peers and adults. The main treatment objectives are preventing further victimization, halting the development of additional psychosexual problems, and helping the juvenile develop age-appropriate relationships with peers.1

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Sibling Incest

One of the deepest held secrets in families is that of sibling incest. It is not uncommon as you might think. Research shows that 60% of outpatient psychiatric patients report having engaged in sibling incest when they were children.1 This is another area of child abuse that we need to talk about.