It happens. Male children and adolescents are sexually abused, sexually misused, and involved with adults, peers, and siblings in ways that inhibit the development of normal sexuality. In Males at Risk, the authors examine why sexual abuse occurs, how prevalent the problem is among male populations, and offer suggestions for clinicians working with sexually abused children. The authors examine environmental factors which may contribute to child sexual abuse, explore the long-term impact on child victims, the differences between male and female child victims, the role of perpetrators, and evaluation, assessment, and treatment issues. Finally, the authors provide step-by-step case guidelines for clinicians involved in treating abused male children.
"Clinicians will welcome this long overdue resource. . . . Refreshingly, clinicians are encouraged both to evaluate individual differences in determining the meaning of the abuse itself and to attend to the full range of emotional, sexual, and interpersonal spheres of functioning."
--Readings: A Journal of Reviews and Commentary in Mental Health
"This book is filled with useful information on a subject often left unaddressed. I recommend this book to clinicians who treat males who have been sexually abused and to anyone else concerned with this subject."
--Family Violence Bulletin
"An excellent sourcebook for those dealing with the rehabilitation of abused male children and, possibly, male abusers. . . . Males at Risk is a sensitive but heavy look at sexual abuse of the male child, following through treatment/therapy to recovery."
"Males at Risk is a welcome addition to the relatively small existing literature which addresses the difficulties faced by abused males. . . . An important early source for those wishing to develop services for adult males abused as children, particularly in respect of addressing potential perpetration dangers."
"This book is well written and well documented. . . . A book that all practitioners, researchers, and instructors in the area of child sexual abuse will want to have on their shelves. It will prove a valuable addition to their collections."
--Journal of Marriage and the Family
"[The authors] describe the many possible areas in which persons can be psychologically damaged by abuse, the possible therapeutic techniques available for treatment, the available tests and inventories for assessing the victim's functioning, prioritization of problem areas, and development of a treatment plan...will certainly be useful for practitioners dealing with sexual abuse victims of either sex. The book is quite good."
"An excellent book. It provides a thoughtful discussion of what is known about sexual abuse of males and gives detailed information about assessment techniques and treatment strategies. I recommend it to anyone who works with male incest victims."
--Issues in Child Abuse Accusations
"An intelligent and worthwhile effort on the part of the authors to bring together several scarce and often conflicting sources of information. It offers a practical and meaningful source of information for clinicians and researchers who are seeking a comprehensive perspective on sexual molestation as it applies to males. It further serves to identify boys and men as victims in need of special attention in the process of assessment and intervention. For clinicians who treat sexually abused boys and/or adult male survivors of childhood sexual abuse, this book should be an important resource."
--Journal of Interpersonal Violence
"In this scholarly but readable text geared towards the professional, the emphasis is upon the young male at risk, the manner in which potentially hazardous situations arise, and what to do about it."
--Child and Family Behavior Therapy
"An important addition to the treating therapist's library. . .will help therapists help violated children heal."
"I heartily recommend this book, not simply to therapists who specialize in treating ongoing child abuse survivors, but to all clinicians who work with males. This book reminds therapists to stay alert for the signs of abuse, provides a framework to assess for abuse, and offers a complete model to treat when abuse is discovered."
"Thanks to Bolton, Morris, and MacEacheron for a document that will serve helpers of every stripe well. More important, it will serve the children."
--The Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Review
--Family Violence & Sexual Assault Bulletin Book Club