Child sexual abuse: awareness and backlash.

  title={Child sexual abuse: awareness and backlash.},
  author={Jon R. Conte},
  journal={The Future of children},
  volume={4 2},
This article reviews the historical development of awareness about child sexual abuse and the counterreaction that this increasing awareness has often triggered. In particular, Conte discusses the current backlash against awareness of child sexual abuse, a reaction that he describes as characterized by extreme positions with lack of supporting data and near total rejection of knowledge and experiences of child sexual abuse. He urges all those who work professionally in the area of child sexual… CONTINUE READING