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ERIC Number: EJ837387
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Oct
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 18
ISSN: ISSN-1053-8712
In Their Own Voices: A Qualitative Study of Men Abused as Children by Catholic Clergy
Isely, Paul J.; Isely, Peter; Freiburger, Jim; McMackin, Robert
Journal of Child Sexual Abuse, v17 n3-4 p201-215 Oct 2008
This study examines the impact of child sexual molestation on men assaulted as children by Catholic clergy. In-depth interviews were used to conduct a qualitative analysis of how clergy-perpetrated childhood sexual abuse affected the adult psychological and/or psychosocial functioning of nine men. Subjects were selected in coordination with a nationally recognized advocacy group established for victims of clergy abuse, The Survivor Network of those Abused by Priests. The study found that the sexual abuse acted as a developmental insult and resulted in systemic influences throughout the victims' lives. The article concludes with considerations for treatment.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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