From Child Sexual Abuse to Adult Sexual Risk: Trauma, Revictimization, and Intervention

Pages: 346
Item #: 4317016
ISBN: 978-1-59147-030-4
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Copyright: 2004
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From Child Sexual Abuse to Adult Sexual Risk examines the relation between child sexual abuse (CSA) and adult sexual health outcomes in men and women. An emerging body of literature suggests that children who experience sexual violence are more likely to engage in sexual risk behavior and, consequently, may be vulnerable to many negative reproductive and sexual health problems as adults. These problems include unwanted pregnancy, sexually transmitted diseases, HIV infection, and adult sexual violence.

In this singular volume, leading researchers and clinicians integrate research from a variety of disciplines, including epidemiology, traumatology, and prevention science, to bridge the current scientific literatures on CSA, basic trauma research, and clinical practice. Chapters identify the theory and research-based cognitive, affective, social, and behavioral consequences of trauma that influence both sexual health and sexual risk behaviors in adulthood. The volume also highlights new approaches that begin to translate these findings into interventions for people who have experienced CSA.

This comprehensive resource delineates an emerging field of research that will help set a new course for study and treatment in the field.

Table of Contents



I. Introduction

Child Sexual Abuse and Adult Sexual Risk: Where Are We Now?
—Lynda S. Doll, Linda J. Koenig, and David W. Purcell

II. Child Sexual Abuse and Sexual Risk in Adulthood

  1. Childhood Sexual Abuse and Adult Sexual Relationships: Review and Perspective
    —Julia R. Heiman and Amy R. Heard-Davison
  2. Childhood Sexual Abuse and Adult Sexual Revictimization
    —Cindy L. Rich, Amy M. Combs-Lane, Heidi S. Resnick, and Dean G. Kilpatrick
  3. Sexual Abuse of Girls and HIV Infection Among Women: Are They Related?
    —Linda J. Koenig and Hollie Clark
  4. Sexual Abuse of Boys: Short- and Long-Term Associations and Implications for HIV Prevention
    —David W. Purcell, Robert M. Malow, Curtis Dolezal, and Alex Carballo-Diéguez

III. Theoretical Bases for Adult Risk and Revictimization: Cognitive, Social, and Behavioral Mediators

  1. Cognitive and Attitudinal Paths From Childhood Trauma to Adult HIV Risk
    —Kathryn Quina, Patricia J. Morokoff, Lisa L. Harlow, and Eileen L. Zurbriggen
  2. The Link Between Childhood Sexual Abuse and Risky Sexual Behavior: The Role of Dissociative Tendencies, Information-Processing Effects, and Consensual Sex Decision Mechanisms
    —Eileen L. Zurbriggen and Jennifer J. Freyd
  3. Toward a Social-Narrative Model of Revictimization
    —Steven Jay Lynn, Judith Pintar, Rachael Fite, Karen Ecklund, and Jane Stafford
  4. Child Sexual Abuse and Alcohol Use Among Women: Setting the Stage for Risky Sexual Behavior
    —Sharon C. Wilsnack, Richard W. Wilsnack, Arlinda F. Kristjanson, Nancy Vogeltanz-Holm and T. Robert Harris
  5. Translating Traumatic Experiences Into Language: Implications for Child Abuse and Long-Term Health
    —James W. Pennebaker and Lori D. Stone

IV. Interventions to Promote Healthier Sexual Outcomes Among Child Sexual Abuse Survivors

  1. Integrating HIV/AIDS Prevention Activities Into Psychotherapy for Child Sexual Abuse Survivors
    —John Briere
  2. Child Sexual Abuse and HIV: An Integrative Risk-Reduction Approach
    —Dorothy Chin, Gail E. Wyatt, Jennifer Vargas Carmona, Tamra Burns Loeb, and Hector F. Myers
  3. Trauma-Focused Versus Present-Focused Models of Group Therapy for Women Sexually Abused in Childhood
    —David Spiegel, Catherine Classen, Elisabeth Thurston and Lisa Butler
  4. Sexual Assault Revictimization: Toward Effective Risk-Reduction Programs
    —Lisa Marmelstein Blackwell, Steven Jay Lynn, Holly Vanderhoff, and Christine Gidycz

V. Conclusion

Child Sexual Abuse and Adult Sexual Risk: Where Do We Go From Here?
—Ann O'Leary, Linda J. Koenig, and Lynda S. Doll

Author Index

Subject Index

About the Editors

Editor Bios

Linda Koenig, PhD, is the Assistant Chief for Behavioral Science in the Center for Disease Control and Prevention's Mother-Child Transmission and Pediatric/Adolescent Studies Section, Division of HIV/AIDS Prevention. She received her PhD in Clinical Psychology from Northwestern University and completed post-doctoral training at Stanford University. Prior appointments include Chief of the Social and Behavioral Studies Section in CDC's Division of HIV/AIDS Prevention, and Associate and Assistant Professor of Psychology at Kennesaw State University and Emory University, where she also served as Director of Clinical Training.

Ann O'Leary, PhD, is a Senior Behavioral Scientist and Coordinator of Women's Studies at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Division of HIV/AIDS Prevention, Prevention Research Branch. Her training includes a PhD in Psychology from Stanford University, supported by a National Science Foundation fellowship; and one year of postdoctoral training in Health Psychology at the University of California at San Francisco. She served on the faculty of the Psychology Department at Rutgers University from 1986 to 1999. She is a Fellow of the American Psychological Association and won the inaugural "Distinguished Leader" award from the APA's Committee on Psychology and AIDS. She serves on the editorial boards of several scientific journals, and is a frequent consultant to NIH and other scientific organizations.

Reviews & Awards
This is the first major attempt to correlate childhood sexual abuse with adult vulnerabilities and to critically examine the theory, research-based cognitive, affective, social, and behavioral impact of CSA on the adult. Scholars will welcome this resource. Highly recommended.
—CHOICE Magazine