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Child Molesters, Child Rapists, and Child Sexual Abuse: Why and How Sex…

by Lynn B. Daugherty

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This book attempts to explain why and how sex offenders abuse children. It is written in a question and answer format, which seems particularly directed towards a younger audience. It includes descriptions of particular behaviors and characteristics and then often has a story written in the child molesters own words. It could also be used by a counselor or therapist to help a younger child understand why something bad happened to them. It emphasizes that it is not the child's fault, which I think is a very important message. Overall, I thought this was a great book, for a younger audience. Older teenagers and adults may find the language used a bit simplistic. ( )
  JanaRose1 | Mar 23, 2012 |
This book satiated all my curiosity about child sexual abuse. It answered the common questions forming in my mind. It explained the who, what, why, and how of child sexual abuse. The book contains brief incidents of child abuse, these terse stories I believe came from the victims themselves. Some parts of the book are in question and answer format which made it easier for me to digest the thought of the paragraphs.

I recommend this book to all readers. To the victims, you'll learn through this book that it is very possible to live again normal lives. To the abusers, molesters, and rapists, you'll come to know by reading this book the effects of your misdeeds, may you be enlightened and become changed men. To the parents of the abused, this book will be very helpful to you in guiding your children. ( )
  av0415 | Feb 10, 2012 |
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Why would anyone sexually abuse a child? How does it happen! Dr. Lynn Daugherty, clinical psychologist and award-winning author of the classic bestseller "Why Me? Help for Victims of Child Sexual Abuse (Even if they are adults now)" addresses these difficult questions in this book, "Child Molesters, Child Rapists, and Child Sexual Abuse." Clear explanations in easy-to-understand language, illustrated with stories from both victims and abusers, help you: ~ Recognize circumstances that allow child sexual abuse to take place. ~ Identify motivations of different types of sex offenders: regressed vs fixated child molesters, anger vs power vs sadistic child rapists, female abusers, adolescent abusers, sociopaths. ~ Understand why and how someone could sexually abuse a child. Dr. Daugherty guides parents, former victims, mental health professionals new to the field, and the general public to understanding those who sexually abuse children with this concise book (15,000 words, about 60 pages if it were a paperback).… (more)

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