Free to Be Children

Preventing child sexual abuse in Aotearoa New Zealand

Robyn Salisbury

How to combat the tragedy of child sexual abuse

It’s time to do something different to stop child sexual abuse in Aotearoa New Zealand. It wrecks lives, families and communities.

In this landmark book, well-known registered clinical psychologist Robyn Salisbury seeks the wisdom of those who have devoted many years, each in their own domain, to working with child sexual abuse. Free to Be Children makes a major and unique contribution to understanding how we can best tackle the tragedy of child sexual abuse as a nation, and how urgent it is that we do.

From its foreword by Children’s Commissioner Judge Andrew Becroft to its chapters by survivors, clinical psychologists working with both victims and offenders, the Chief Censor, experts on child sex-trafficking and psychotherapists working in harmed communities, the expertise contained in its pages offers a blueprint for best practice and cannot be ignored.

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‘I cannot recommend this book strongly enough’ — Bernadette Berry, NZ College of Clinical Psychologists

‘What a triumph’ — Joy Haywards, New Zealand Association of Psychotherapists

  • CATEGORY: Contemporary issues, Ebooks, Health, Social work
  • ISBN: 9780995123007
  • ESBN: 9780995123090
  • PUBLISHER: Massey University Press
  • IMPRINT: Massey University Press
  • PUBLISHED: 12/03/2020
  • PAGE EXTENT: 312
  • FORMAT: Soft cover
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Robyn Salisbury is a registered clinical psychologist and sex therapist