A CAUTIONARY TALE : Twelve Years with Sex Offenders
Published April 13, 2017 by Nan Mykel
Treating sex offenders for twelve years during their incarceration was an eye-opening experience for me, and I’m a psychologist.
Society’s anxiety about sexual abuse of children has prevented the free flow of information about vital issues for everyone–parent, child, victim, offender, family, and friends.
how family members foster re-offending
how incest is defined
how sexual abuse of children is defined
why incest offenders “do it.”
why victims don’t tell
whether/how to foster a better relationship between perpetrator and victim
how to counter thinking errors
what’s age-appropriate curiosity versus sexual abuse?
how parents should respond to their child’s flirtatiousness
how responsible are some children for their abuse
factors in degree of damage incurred
the role of guilt
what about one’s own sexual abuse?
will victims offend?