Academics, Clinicians, General Practitioners, Pediatricians, Psychiatrists, Psychologists, Researchers
The Journal of Child Sexual Abuse is interdisciplinary and provides an essential interface for researchers, academicians, attorneys, clinicians, and practitioners. The journal advocates for increased networking in the sexual abuse field, greater dissemination of information and research, a higher priority for this international epidemic, and development of effective assessment, intervention, and prevention programs.
Divided into sections to provide clear information, the journal covers research issues, clinical issues, legal issues, prevention programs, case studies, and brief reports, focusing on three subject groups - child and adolescent victims of sexual abuse or incest, adult survivors of childhood sexual abuse or incest, and sexual abuse or incest offenders. Research, treatment approaches and techniques, prevention, intervention, and other programs concerning any of these groups are general categories of the published articles and brief reports. The articles emphasize applying research, treatment, and interventions to practical situations so the importance of the results will be clear.
Association of Traumatic Stress Specialists (ATSS), Division of Trauma Psychology of the American Psychological Association, International Association of Forensic Nurses (IAFN), International Society for the Study of Trauma and Dissociation (ISSTD), International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies (ISTTS)