Author(s): Robyn Salisbury (Editor)
Sexual abuse of children wrecks lives, families and communities.
In this landmark book, well-known registered clinical psychologist Robyn Salisbury seeks the wisdom of those who have devoted many years, each in their own domain, to working with child sexual abuse. Driven by Salisbury's wish to challenge abused children's invisibility and abusive adolescents' and adults' power, this book makes a major and unique contribution to understanding how we can best tackle the tragedy of child sexual abuse as a nation, and how urgent it is that we do.
From its foreword by Children's Commissioner Judge Andrew Becroft to its chapters by survivors, clinical psychologists working with both victims and offenders, the Chief Censor, experts on child trafficking and psychotherapists working in damaged communities, the expertise contained in its pages offers a blueprint for best practice for both professionals and the community, and cannot be ignored.
Contributions by Hinewirangi Kohu Morgan; Deanna Hollis; Mayumi Purvis; Tony Ward; Sarah Beggs Christofferson; Lisa Markwick; Dawn Elder; Sue Glanville; Neil Holden; Natalie Thorburn; Ciaran Torrington; Katie Fitzpatrick; David Shanks; Alexandra Green