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Gepubliceerd in: Journal of Child and Family Studies 2/2019

16-10-2018 | Book Review

Kayla Harrison, Cynthia S. Kaplan, and Blaise Aguirre: Fighting back

Guilford Press, New York, NY, 2018, 246 pp

Auteur: April Poteet

Gepubliceerd in: Journal of Child and Family Studies | Uitgave 2/2019

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Excerpt

This book provides a unique perspective on coping with trauma and helping victims of child sexual abuse (CSA). Readers are slowly introduced to information related to Kayla Harrison’s CSA through her journal entries and her recall of experiences. Readers then learn about the authors’ views of how to help a child with experiences such as those provided in the journal entries and recall by Kayla Harrison. This provides the reader with opportunities to understand and visualize situations through the eyes of the victim and then learn the appropriate course of action when supporting a victim. This book has value for educators, therapists, health care staff, those who work closely with children, and parents. This book would also be beneficial to those who are experienced in helping victims of CSA, as they can learn more information about how the victim views and then copes with trauma. This book would also be good for victims—to help them cope with their experience and recognize that other victims have been in the same situation and gone on to thrive. As a parent, I found this book to be a great tool and the authors provided information that allowed me to talk with my own children about ways to prevent CSA. As I read this book, I was able to increase awareness within myself and within my own family. …
Metagegevens
Titel
Kayla Harrison, Cynthia S. Kaplan, and Blaise Aguirre: Fighting back
Guilford Press, New York, NY, 2018, 246 pp
Auteur
April Poteet
Publicatiedatum
16-10-2018
Uitgeverij
Springer US
Gepubliceerd in
Journal of Child and Family Studies / Uitgave 2/2019
Print ISSN: 1062-1024
Elektronisch ISSN: 1573-2843
DOI
https://doi.org/10.1007/s10826-018-1273-3