The Lived Experiences of Non-Offending Fathers with Children Who Survived Sexual Abuse

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2017

Authors

Vladimir, Marina

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Abstract

The study explored the lived experiences of non-offending fathers with children who survived childhood sexual abuse. Six White non-offending fathers completed a demographic form and semi-structured interview. The researcher utilized an existential phenomenological approach and its associated data analysis methodology. The data analysis generated five emergent themes: emotional pain, safety and nurturance of a child, sources of support versus aggravation, resilience, and meaning making. The researcher explained the findings using attachment and social cognitive frameworks and offered implications for counselors and counselor educators and supervisors. Limitations of the study and recommendations for future research concluded this paper.

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Keywords

Attachment Theory, Childhood sexual abuse, Non-offending fathers, Phenomenology, Social Cognitive Theory, Trauma

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Counseling