Working with Survivors of Sibling Sexual Abuse


A Guide to Therapeutic Support and Protection for Children and Adults

Sibling sexual abuse is considered to be one of the most common forms of child sexual abuse within the family setting, yet it is often ignored, downplayed or denied in spite the impact on survivors. Shining a spotlight on the hidden phenomenon, Christiane Sanderson provides a rigorous account of the nature and dynamics of sibling sexual abuse. She provides a clear explanation of the difference between developmentally appropriate, consensual sexual exploration and developmentally inappropriate, non-consensual sexual behaviour. The focus is on how these behaviours impact the sibling being harmed, the sibling who is harming, the wider family and adult survivors.

This book is essential reading for anyone involved in assessing, supporting, safeguarding or treating individuals or families impacted by sibling sexual abuse and all those working with adult survivors.

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An authoritative guide which addresses the taboo subject of sibling sexual abuse and includes insights to improve therapeutic understanding and practice.

Author Bio:

Christiane Sanderson BSc., MSc. is a lecturer in Psychology at the University of Roehampton. With over 30 years’ experience working in the field child sexual abuse, sexual violence, complex trauma and domestic abuse, she has delivered training to both statutory and voluntary organisations, as well as therapeutic training institutes. Christiane is the author of numerous books and is a trustee at the charity One in Four for whom she has written The Warrior Within self-help book for survivors.

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