Book: From Child Sexual Abuse to Adult Sexual Risk: Trauma, Revictimization, and Intervention


 

The American Psychological Association has published a 346 book titled, From Child Sexual Abuse to Adult Sexual Risk: Trauma, Revictimization, and Intervention edited by Linda J. Koenig, PhD; Lynda S. Doll, PhD; Ann O’Leary, PhD; and Willo Pequegnat, PhD.

The book sells for $29.95 on the APA website.  http://www.apa.org/pubs/books/4317016.aspx

Abstract:

From Child Sexual Abuse to Adult Sexual Risk examines the relation between child sexual abuse (CSA) and adult sexual health outcomes in men and women. An emerging body of literature suggests that children who experience sexual violence are more likely to engage in sexual risk behavior and, consequently, may be vulnerable to many negative reproductive and sexual health problems as adults. These problems include unwanted pregnancy, sexually transmitted diseases, HIV infection, and adult sexual violence.

In this singular volume, leading researchers and clinicians integrate research from a variety of disciplines, including epidemiology, traumatology, and prevention science, to bridge the current scientific literatures on CSA, basic trauma research, and clinical practice. Chapters identify the theory and research-based cognitive, affective, social, and behavioral consequences of trauma that influence both sexual health and sexual risk behaviors in adulthood. The volume also highlights new approaches that begin to translate these findings into interventions for people who have experienced CSA.

This comprehensive resource delineates an emerging field of research that will help set a new course for study and treatment in the field.

 

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10 thoughts on “Book: From Child Sexual Abuse to Adult Sexual Risk: Trauma, Revictimization, and Intervention

  1. Your work here is great work. I often talk about the correlation between child sexual abuse and adult homelessness. I have created a term called, “Child Sexual Abuse Grooming”. It is a trademarked term using some deep research to clarify the help need for victims of child sexual abuse. I am nominated for YAHOO’s “Women Who Shine” and would love your VOTE. If I win, I get a COVER STORY to shed light on Child Sexual Abuse, and to talk in depth about what #CSAG is and how we can help people to overcome abuse. Feel free to Re-Blog the link as well. Thank you in advance. I am following you and will keep coming back to check out your work. Thanks Ressurrection http://ressurrection.wordpress.com/2012/04/25/why-child-sexual-abuse-grooming-must-become-a-felony-the-story-of-jason-kidd-and-his-daughter/

  2. Source: United Advocacy Group, Inc.

    When Clergy Are Asked To Leave Quietly, There Is No Justice

    (CHICAGO) – Br. John Woulfe, an ex-Marianist brother, has been accused by numerous ex-students at Chaminade College Preparatory School in St. Louis, MO of sexually molesting them. Of course, he wasn’t the only member of this religious community accused of such acts. There were many more. Many, many more.
    In 2002, Michael Powel filed a lawsuit against Chaminade College Preparatory School for a lifetime of suffering and damages (2002. Powel v Chaminade College Preparatory, Inc, Marianist Province of the United States, Archbishop Justin Rigali, William Christensen [aka Fr. William Christensen, S.M.] and John Woulfe [aka Br. John Woulfe, S.M.]). Powel would ultimately win the lawsuit for millions of dollars several years later.
    Br. John Woulfe, after being accused of inappropriate sexual behavior with students in the 1970s left the Society of Mary (aka “Marianists”). Instead of notifying the local police department for prosecution Fr. Robert Osbourne, the school principal, allowed Woulfe to leave ‘quietly’. Unfortunately, this did not stop Woulfe’s desire to prey on the weak and vulnerable.
    Eventually Woulfe would end up in the small town of Onarga, Illinois. In this area, Woulfe would once again continue his predatory sexual behavior on children until he was caught. “John Woulfe was a monster,” recalls Illinois-based author John Bernadyn in his newly released memoir Betrayed By The State: A Ward of the State Speaks Out in which he discusses the experiences he faced with this ex-clergyman. “He was demeaning, pushy, and manipulative.”
    After suspicion took hold of this town, Woulfe moved to the small town of Watseka, Illinois. He landed a position as a guidance counselor in the Kankakee School District – an occupation he knew all too well while serving at Chaminade. In 2002, Woulfe was arrested for predatory sexual behavior with a student. Defiantly, he refused to appear at court hearings.
    Woulfe would eventually find himself in a nursing home after suffering a stroke and ultimately dying in 2005 from the after-effects. “The real tragedy in this case is that all the people he victimized would never get to tell him directly how they felt or if they ever forgave him. I, too, felt robbed of this chance to say I forgave him but would never forget,” said Bernadyn.
    All allegations of sexual abuse are now required to be reported to local justice authorities. “This is a little too late,” whispers Bernadyn.

    1. John, do you know if this is the same Brother John Wolfe who taught in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada in the year 1968? He would have taught at Louis Riel High School, teaching English and coaching basketball. I have my fingers crossed that it isn’t the same man. Thanks

      1. I know both of the characters, Bro Wolfe and Father Christensen – lived with them for 4 years at Chaminade. They are predators.

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