A Non-Coercive Method of Helping Children Discuss Their own Sexual Abuse

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Children who have experienced child sexual abuse require sensitive responsiveness. This means that adults must come across to them as kind and respectful. Strong emotions of anger, hurt, and indignation can frighten children into silence. A calm warmth helps children feel safe. This article provides guidelines for helping children discuss their own sexual abuse. I wrote this article in 1984. I could not find a journal to publish it.

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