Don't Tell

Don't Tell

The Sexual Abuse of Boys

Unknown - 2002
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Nearly one male in six has been the victim of sexual abuse during childhood or adolescence - and yet this abuse remains a taboo subject, even among victims. In this text, Michel Dorais gives the victims a voice, providing a sensitive analysis of their traumas and self-questioning, and offering strategies for coping. Don't Tell examines the effects of sexual abuse on the emotional and sexual life of men, including their sense of self and their personal relationships. Using the first-hand accounts of victims Dorais shows that certain reactions are specific to male victims of abuse as they attempt to preserve a sense of physical integrity and masculinity. He also provides innovative strategies for both prevention and treatment that will be of use to those who have suffered abuse as well as to their families and all those who are trying to help them - spouses, friends, social workers, and therapists.
Publisher: Montreal : McGill-Queen's University Press, c2002
ISBN: 9780773522602
Branch Call Number: 362/.76/08341/Dor 359401 1
Characteristics: xiii, 205 p


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Aug 14, 2012

Contains real and graphic stories of males who have suffered sexual abuse as children. The author, Michel Dorais knows his topic very well, and succeeds in identifying some of the common outcomes of various sexual abuse backgrounds.
We are fortunate that this book has been translated into English (from French).

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Aug 14, 2012

keith2read thinks this title is suitable for 14 years and over


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