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  Child sexuality - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Theories of sexual development may be broadly divided into two types: those which tend to emphasize innate biology (which may be encouraged or disturbed during childhood) and those which tend to emphasize sexuality as a social construct (with child sexuality strongly influenced by the larger society).
Sexual exploitation of children was freely indulged in until the latter half of the 18th century, when it was repudiated.
Child sexuality is a complex topic that raises much controversy and a pragmatic way of viewing it in any society is to refer to the legal situation as being a consensus view of public attitudes.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Child_sexuality   (3043 words)

 Prostitution of children - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The prostitution of children is seen as forming part of the commercial sexual exploitation of children (CSEC), and is sometimes connected to the trafficking of children for sexual purposes.
It was the limitations of the term child prostitution that led to the development in the mid-1990s of the term commercial sexual exploitation of children as a more encompassing description of specific forms of sexual violence against children related to trade.
The act of prostituting a child is in fact carried out by another party, as had been made clear in the definition provided by the Special Rapporteur on the sale of children, child prostitution and child pornography.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Prostitution_of_children   (1667 words)

 Child - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
A child (plural: children) is a young human.
The term "child" is also a counterpart of parent: adults are the children of their parents despite their maturation beyond infancy; for example "Benjamin, aged 46, is the child of Tobias, aged 73".
Although child abuse is thought to be lower in countries with a high ranking on this Index, that is not easily proven.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Child   (615 words)

 IPT Journal - "Antisexualism in Child Sexual Abuse Prevention Programs — Good Touch, Bad Touch ... Don't ...
I have chosen to reframe the concept of child sexual abuse as "sexual misuse." For many in the prevention field the child is viewed and presented as asexual.
The psychologist informed me that he hadn't really discussed any of the child's sexual behaviors (even though the foster parents had observed the compulsive masturbation at home and were also concerned with it), because he saw them as secondary to issues of anger and feelings of violation of trust which need to be resolved first.
Consider a child who has learned to accept his or her sexual feelings and sexual explorations, who feels good about the sexual parts of the body, and who understands that there may be times when an adult may wish to misuse his or her sexuality for adult gains.
www.ipt-forensics.com /journal/volume5/j5_2_3.htm   (2741 words)

How a child learns to treat the other gender, and how the child feels about his or her own sexuality is an important part of his or her self-image.
If your child perceives that you are uneasy about sexual matters, he or she may conclude this is a "bad" subject or these are "bad parts." They are good parts, but they are private parts.
To foster healthy sexual identity and help a child be proud of the body he or she is developing, give genitalia the proper names, beginning with naming body parts when changing your toddler's diaper.
www.askdrsears.com /html/10/T105300.asp   (4937 words)

 The Danger of Child Sexuality - an interview with Michel Foucault   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
This sexuality of the child is a territory with its own geography that the adult must not enter.
We may even agree that it was he who seduced the adult; but we specialists with our psychological knowledge know perfectly well that even the seducing child runs a risk, in every case, of being damaged and traumatized by the fact that he or she has had sexual dealings with an adult.
But, after all, listening to a child, hearing him speak, hearing him explain what his relations actually were with someone, adult or not, provided one listens with enough sympathy, must allow one to establish more or less what degree of violence if any was used or what degree of consent was given.
www.ipce.info /ipceweb/Library/danger.htm   (4434 words)

 Child harness: Facts and details from Encyclopedia Topic   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Child benefit (or childrens allowance) is a social security payment payable given to the parents or guardians of children....
The phrase poster child originally referred to a child afflicted by some disease or deformity whose picture is used on posters to raise money for charitable...
Child marriage is a practice in which the parents of a small child (even infants) arrange a future marriage with another childs parents....
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/c/ch/child_harness.htm   (501 words)

 Your Child | Sexuality and Kids with Disabilites or Chronic Illness: A resource list
Sexuality Education of Children and Adolescents With Developmental Disabilities—a 1996 policy statement from the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP).
Sexuality: Your Sons and Daughters with Intellectual Disabilities, by Karin Melberg Schwier and Dave Hingsburger.
Sexuality and Disability—this annotated bibliography from SIECUS has an extensive list of books, and includes ordering information and a list of organizations.
www.med.umich.edu /1libr/yourchild/disabsex.htm   (836 words)

 NationMaster - Encyclopedia: Child sexuality   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Look up Sex on Wiktionary, the free dictionary A sex is one of two specimen categories of species that recombine their genetic material in order to reproduce, a process called genetic recombination.
In other western countries, child sexuality is frequently a controversial subject, and sexual acts among children and/or juveniles are sometimes seen as wrongful, and responded to with therapy or detention.
Child development is the study or examination of processes and mechanisms that operate during the physical and mental development of an infant into an adult.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Child-sexuality   (346 words)

 ccs and child sexuality
This is the line I've heard time and time again from fans on message boards, newsgroups, mailing lists and what-have-you as their primary opposition to the idea of a Tomoyo/Sakura relationship.
And it's yet another example of the trap that people fall into when talking about sexuality and sexual orientation - that it's to do with sex in the physical sense.
That doesn't mean that children have sexual urges or that they want to have sex.
childofmana.tripod.com /ccs-sexuality.htm   (702 words)

 ReCAPP: Learning Activity (February 2002): Talking with Your Child About Sexuality
Sexuality is a lifelong process that begins at birth and ends at death.
Sexuality also has to do with how we act in relationships, how we show love and affection, how we feel about our bodies, and who we are attracted to.
Parents are the primary sexuality educators of their children and have the responsibility to share their personal and spiritual values about sexuality with their children.
www.etr.org /recapp/freebies/freebie200202.htm   (1631 words)

 Rhizomes 11/12: Julia Shaw
Bruhm and Hurley delineate often vertiginously imbricated problems such as the very notion of child sexuality in the context of presumed sexual innocence, proto-queer children, intergenerational sex (both hetero- and homo-), and the troubled relationship between gay and lesbian politics and children.
The collection does not take the child next door featured on the nightly local news as its starting point, but rather, it begins with an emphasis on narrative, the proposition that children and sexuality cannot be understood outside of the stories we tell about them.
Alternately describing Maisie, or citing James’s descriptions of the child, as, for example, “the rope in a tug-of-war,” a “receptacle,” and a “shuttle-cock” (92-93), Ohi argues that Maisie is “the ground of exchange in the novel” (94) both between characters and of the narration itself.
www.rhizomes.net /issue11/shaw.html   (2618 words)

 Pedophilia and Child Sexuality Related Books and Articles   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The image of pedophilia, child sexuality and child sexual abuse in the media and the general population.
Pedophilia and child sexuality and sensuality as a subject in (in particular visual) art, and a subject for artists.
Discusses how the justice system handles adult-child sexuality, and how it should handle it, whether and how much the judicial process is harming the victim in child sexual abuse cases, and several more subjects where pedophilia meets the law.
www.glgarden.org /desire   (1028 words)

 Family Matters Newsletter - January 2001
Sexuality often is not a topic we feel comfortable talking about.
The parent who wants to take questions about sexuality in stride needs to decide in advance what his or her best answer will be.
You want your child to understand that sexuality is a valuable part of human experience.
www.ext.colostate.edu /PUBS/fammatrs/fm0101e.html   (805 words)

 GH6004 Starting Early -- Sexuality Education for Children Ages 10 to 14, MU Extension
Your child's peer group is becoming increasingly important, but most young adolescents prefer to receive sexuality information from their parents and depend on their parents for guidance and setting limits.
Although communicating about sexuality is easier if you also discussed sexuality with your child when he or she was younger, it is not too late to begin.
Understand that your child's self-esteem may be vulnerable at this time because of his or her emerging sexuality and new relationships with peers, parents and others.
muextension.missouri.edu /xplor/hesguide/humanrel/gh6004.htm   (1139 words)

 AlterNet: Discussing the Politics of Child Sexuality
The notion of the child as a separate and really totally separate stage stars in the 1800s, and the notion of the innocent child starts around 1890.
One is the innocent child who'll be corrupted by any version of sex, who's totally unable to give permission, who's passive.
What's interesting is that sexual behavior is not that different now than in the 1960s, what's changed is the public dialogue.
www.alternet.org /story.html?StoryID=13169   (2261 words)

 Prevent Child Sexual Abuse
Sexuality is a natural and healthy part of living that begins at birth and continues throughout life.
Children's understanding of sexuality is influenced by their parents, other family members, friends, and neighbors, community and school, as well as the media and other factors.
It's not that parents and caregivers must be sexually healthy as much as it is important to be conscious of where they are and where they are not 'sexually healthy' (wounds and beliefs that they would prefer to change or shift).
www.darkness2light.org /KnowAbout/article_sexually_healthy.asp   (2145 words)

 GH6002 Sexuality and Your Child: For Children Ages 3 to 7, MU Extension
It will help if you take as much care in preparing yourself for your child's sexuality education as you do when preparing to teach him or her about health and physical safety.
Teach your child words that are OK to use when he or she feels angry or frustrated.
Almost all programs and commercials convey sexual messages — on sex roles, body image, how emotion is expressed, the meaning of marriage and family and how people communicate about sexuality.
muextension.missouri.edu /xplor/hesguide/humanrel/gh6002.htm   (1214 words)

Child is also a counterpart of parent: adults are the children of their parents despite their maturation beyond infancy; for example "Benjamin, aged 46, is the child of Tobias, aged 73".
A female child is called a girl and a male child is called a boy.
The child in this and the previous phase are called schoolchild (schoolboy or schoolgirl), when still of primary school age.) (12+)
www.brainyencyclopedia.com /encyclopedia/c/ch/child.html   (637 words)

 Home Page
In the process, hopefully we're helping your child -- and the other children of the world -- be healthier and safer.
For a listing of child- or family-oriented events scheduled by other organizations, see our Events pages.
Safer Child, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization with federal tax-exempt status.
www.saferchild.org   (438 words)

 PARENT CHILD SEXUALITY TRAINING   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Parent Child Sexuality Training offers parents an innovative and novel approach to the open discussion of sexuality.
The program has a "family centered" philosophy which is team taught, the instructors presenting the factual information and facilitating discussion, and the parents sharing their values and beliefs.
Group activities, games, films and mini-lectures are structured to allow both parent and child to have fun together as well as learn.
www.jeffcohealth.org /docs/com_svc/parent_child.html   (243 words)

 Teen & Child Sexuality   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Information on sexual abstinence (what it is and tips on how to practice it such as refusal skills), benefits of sexual abstinence and possible consequences of sexual activity such as STD's.
Research study assessing and treating a broad range of children ages 6-12 with sexual behavior problems in order to develop a typology and compare the efficacy of two approaches to treatment through a controlled treatment outcome study.
Article examining what is "normal" sexual development and behavior in children and teenagers, and which behaviors might signal that a child is a victim of sexual abuse, or acting in a sexually aggressive manner towards others.
www.medlina.com /teen_sexuality.htm   (2490 words)

 ipedia.com: Child Article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Note - the Tanner stages can be used to approximately judge a child's age based on physical development.
A street child is a child that lives on the street, in particular one that is not taken care of by parents or other adults, and also sleeps on the street because he or she does not have a home.
While there are problems with such early "streaming", child murder, child abandonment, military use of children and other major social ills are thought to be reduced by a human development approach - as there is a high value assigned to children by the state.
www.ipedia.com /child.html   (653 words)

 Autism Society of Wisconsin - ASSEW September/October 2000 Newsletter   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Well, my child requires total care, so I don’t think that I need to worry about issues related to sexuality.” Many parents of children with significant disabilities ignore the fact that their child is becoming an adult.
Given that your child can’t always use words to tell you that he or she has been hurt, you need to think about how to protect your child and how to equip your child to protect him/herself against abuse.
So when your child comes home from school, and you hurriedly dig through his backpack for a note about what we did all day --and see that I forgot to write one, just know that we covered all the subjects and at the end of the day we were both very tired and dirty.
www.asw4autism.org /assew/news900.htm   (2522 words)

 Let's Talk Month
Parents are the best sexuality educators for their children.
Sexuality is a beautiful gift—something to be handled wisely.
Suggest that parents leave and "invitation to talk" in their child's lunch, bedroom, on a mirror, or any other place the child will find it.
www.advocatesforyouth.org /news/events/letstalk.htm   (795 words)

 Tips for Talking with Children about Sexuality
And if you find that you've given your child misinformation, don't hesitate to go back and tell your child you'd like to try to give him a better answer now that you've had time to think over your discussion.
Your willingness to listen during the elementary-school years sets the stage for when your child is an adolescent and has to make decisions about dating and sexual relationships.
But your child also deserves to know that his sexuality is a wonderful gift, and that expressing sexual feelings in a responsible manner can be a vital and rewarding part of an adult relationship.
www.drspock.com /article/0,1510,6249,00.html?r=hott   (844 words)

 freedomforum.org: Book on child sexuality causes uproar
She also suggests the threat of pedophilia and molestation by strangers is exaggerated by adults who want to deny young people the opportunity for positive sexual experiences.
Newhouse quoted her as saying a sexual relationship between a priest and a youth “conceivably” could be positive.
Levine said this week that she disapproves of any sexual relationship between a youth and an authority figure, whether a parent, teacher or priest.
www.freedomforum.org /templates/document.asp?documentID=16022   (804 words)

 Child-sexuality debate caught in a war of words
One would be hard-pressed to imagine a worse time to be broaching the topic of children's sexuality, questioning abstinence-only sex education, and even suggesting that we rethink in a more permissive way consent laws, censorship and what we mean by "pedophilia."
Branding it an "endorsement of child molestation," all the while admitting that he hasn't read the book, Tim Pawlenty, the Minnesota state legislature majority leader, has beer trying to force the book's publishe!
Levine is, I'm sure, hoping that the people buying it will read it and that the content will salve their fears, calming their worries about predatory pedophiles, Internet stalkers and child porn.
tanadineen.com /COLUMNIST/Columns/Censorship-Levine.htm   (714 words)

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