Ts forms and effects on victims and familiesEspecially helpful in working with victims and families is Chapter 8 Distinguishing Abusive Behavior from Normal Behaviorin which the author lays out guidelines for distinguishing between normal sibling conflict and sibling abuse and between sexual interactions that fall within the range of normal and those which victimize His breaking down of the everyone does it defense of sibling hostilities is spot on and provides new clinicians with an easily understood analogy for defusing this defense from parents or perpetrators The author s research with adult respondents is well developed with respondents reflecting on their sibling relationships and family dysfunctions victimization parental responses and affects of childhood sibling abuse on their adult relationships These examples and Dr Wiehe s modeling for breaking down motives and methods of abuse provide new clinicians with a reality based foundation for helping child and adult clients come to grips with their experiencesRecomme. Etected victims do not receive appropriate therapeutic intervention and transgressors do not come to the attention of the courtsThe author of this book brings this negle.
Nded reading for counselors and psychotherapists in any field working with adult or child clients but especially for new clinicians who may not have received specialized training in sibling abuse during clinical training This book addresses a virtually undiscussed topic that needs to be addressed It outlines the differences between kids being kids and kids being abusive I thought it could have capitalized on the difference between near age sibling abuse older child acting out their own trauma on hisher sibling and abuse between siblings who are far apart in age with the older being at least a teen typical perpvictim roles This book was written after Wiehe conducted a study examining physical emotional and sexual abuse perpetrated by one sibling against another It s a hard read because of the subject matter but very informative I highly recommend this book to anyone working with survivors of trauma or students that are looking to work with people who have experienced trauma are in prison or have substance abuse disorders. Cted area `out of the shadows' with personal accounts of adult survivors insights into why sibling abuse occurs suggestions for prevention and implications for treatment.
It s great that there is a word for it now and statements about what one s sister used to do is not necessarily to be dismissed by children are like that every sibling does that Abusive behavior is not only hurtful in the moment it can leave it s print on a child s mind and soul causing longterm harm and it needs to be discussed and acknowledged and treated I m grateful for this bookI feel the focus in this book is mostly on sexual abuse but it is understandable as other kinds of sibling abuse are not really acknowledged yet so most of the cases studied were survivors of sexual abuse or at least severe physical abuse It is mostly descriptive but offers some helpful advice to both parents and adults who need to come to terms with former abuse I was lucky to have a course with the author in graduate school several years ago and looked forward to reading his book As Dr Wiehe was a kind and thoughtful instructor I am not surprised to find that his book is a thoughtful and patient introduction to the topic of sibling abuse Often excused by parents as `kids will be kids' behaviour sibling abuse remains largely unrecognized Symptoms of such abuse and its devastating effects on victims go und.