A Practitioners' Tool for the Assessment of Adults who by Jeff Fowler

By Jeff Fowler

This e-book is a realistic software for the overview of adults who sexually abuse children.It examines the effect of sexual abuse on young children, allows pros to judge the danger offered by way of adults who've sexually abused young children, and gives a framework for the evaluation of oldsters or carers and their skill to guard their kids. This publication contains checklists that practitioners can use to interpret the data they acquire, and is illustrated with a vital case learn that demonstrates how the overview profile may be used.It is a valuable source for someone project tests that experience concerned the sexual abuse of kids. it's also of curiosity to others fascinated about baby safeguard, akin to social staff, overall healthiness pros, lecturers, and felony and legal justice execs.

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This child should not be seen to be responsible for provoking the abusive response from the adult as a result of this behaviour. There are families where the adult’s sexual abuse of the child will be seen by them as a way of gaining retribution on the partner. In some cases the adult’s response is to become physically abusive and this may be informed by a need to punish, control and humiliate the child. In other cases sexual abuse occurs and issues of control and humiliation are more likely to be seen.

Some adults will do this by creating a ‘loving’ relationship with the other adult responsible for the care of the child, which appears to be mutually satisfying and reciprocal, thereby dismissing the notion that he or she is interested in any other form of sexual contact. Others will establish a relationship of power and control within the adult relationship which prevents any re- THE ABUSING ADULT 41 sistance to behaviour and silences criticism and/or concern. This kind of ‘demanded silence’ may be reinforced by physical and emotional abuse, similar to the way in which a child’s silence may be achieved.

Others may deny recall, for example because they were drunk. The practitioner must always proceed on the basis that the adult has sexually abused a child and must reinforce that position whenever that is needed. ’ Projecting blame This is another tactic used by adults. Victims are frequently blamed. Sometimes the adult may also blame their past: either it was neglectful or physically abusive. Some disclose that they were the victims of sexual abuse themselves. If adults were themselves abused as children this may give some understanding as to their perpetrator behaviour.

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