Child sexual abuse is a minefield for all concerned - for the abused, the abusers and the professionals involved in treatment and care. It is a genuinely multi-disciplinary problem, requiring the close co-operation of a wide range of professionals with different skills. This practical handbook has been designed for all professionals involved in the treatment and care of sexually abused children and their families. It will enable them to develop knowledge and skills to deal with their particular task, and at the same time help them to understand the effects of their actions on the work of other professionals. Focusing on child sexual abuse as a syndrome of secrecy and addiction, the author shows how practical steps in therapy and management directly influence each other. In the first part of the book he outlines the principal ways and basic concepts used in dealing with child sexual abuse. In the second part he deals with the many practical problems and countless obstacles that arise in day-to-day practice, jeopardizing successful multi-professional management and therapy.