Child Sexual Abuse

From Harsh Realities to Hope

Jane F. Gilgun, Ph.D., LICSW

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Copyright 2011 by Jane Gilgun

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This book is for people who want to understand child sexual abuse in new ways. Based on interviews, the book shows what child sexual abuse means to child and adult survivors, perpetrators, and mothers of survivors. The book also describes how survivors recover from child sexual abuse, describes treatment and prevention programs, and makes recommendations for policies and education programs. Above all, this book is for survivors and their families so that they can understand the harsh realities in their own lives, find goodness and hope within themselves and in trustworthy other people, and go on to rich and fulfilling lives.

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