Adult disclosures rarely involve the criminal justice system and often occur in the context of therapeutic services. Issues of mutuality, self-blame, guilt, and intricate family relationships must be addressed in a sensitive, supportive manner that follows the survivor’s readiness to undertake active resolution of relationship issues with the offender, parents, and other family members. Effective treatment typically involves mobilizing survivor strengths and social support networks. To ensure maximum effectiveness, clinicians serving adult sibling incest survivors should avail themselves of the growing body of knowledge and skills specific to this population.


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