Louanne Lawson

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Child sexual abusers' descriptions of their thoughts, behaviors, and relationships were identified by reviewing qualitative research studies published between 1982 and 2001. Offenders used cognitive distortions to meet personal needs, protect themselves from aversive self-awareness, and overcome internal inhibitions against engaging children in sexual(More)
Sexually abused children need physical evaluation to determine if they have been injured, infected, or impregnated by the activity, and to reassure them about their bodies. The physical evaluation can be very frightening because it may involve sensations similar to those felt during the abuse. In order to cope, children need information about the purpose(More)
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