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Family Sexual Abuse: Frontline Research and Evaluation

by Patton M SAGE Publications, Inc
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In the battle against family sexual abuse, most studies and research findings have examined the problem at national levels - this volume breaks new ground by examining studies carried out at local levels and demonstrates that significant contributions can be made by small studies and specific programme evaluations to both research and practice. Family Sexual Abuse reviews and discusses research projects that cover such issues as sibling incest; the background of sexual offenders; effects of sexual abuse on children, of offender removal from the home and of reunification; and the prognosis for incest offenders after treatment. The immediate problems of local practitioners dealing with real-life instances are highlighted and discussed. This book, which has contributions from both practitioners and researchers, should be read by both academics and professionals.

PART ONE: CONTEXT: DEVELOPMENT OF FAMILY SEXUAL ABUSE RESEARCH AND PRACTICE Child Sexual Abuse - Jon R Conte Looking Backward and Forward The Minnesota Family Sexual Abuse Project - Margaret J Bringewatt PART TWO: UNDERSTANDING FAMILY SEXUAL ABUSE AND

Michael Quinn Patton lives in Minnesota where, according to the state`s poet laureate, Garrison Keillor, `all the women are strong, all the men are good looking, and all the children are above average.` It was this lack of interesting statistical variation in Minnesota that led him to qualitative inquiry despite the strong quantitative orientation of his doctoral studies in sociology at the University of Wisconsin. He serves on the graduate faculty of The Union Institute, a nontraditional, interdisciplinary, nonresidential and individually designed doctoral program. He was on the faculty of the University of Minnesota for 18 years, including five years as Director of the Minnesota Center for Social Research, where he was awarded the Morse-Amoco Award for innovative teaching. Readers of this book will not be surprised to learn that he has also won the University of Minnesota storytelling competition. He has authored five other Sage books: Utilization-Focused Evaluation , Creative Evaluation, Practical Evaluation , How to Use Qualitative Methods in Evaluation , and Family Sexual Abuse: Frontline Research and Evaluation . He edited Culture and Evaluation for the journal