Dale Tolliday OAM is the Clinical Advisor Sexual and Violent Behaviour, NSW Health and Clinical Advisor to the New Street Services within NSW Health. Dale's work with people who have sexually harmed others spans nearly 30 years. Dale's professional training is in Social Work and Law. He has a particular interest in training and professional standards for people working with those who have sexually harmed children. Dale is a member of the Australian Association of Social Workers and a founding member and past President of the Australia and New Zealand Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abuse (ANZATSA). Jo Spangaro is a Senior Lecturer at the University of New South Wales where she teaches in the social work program. She is an internationally recognised researcher in the field of health responses to gender-based violence. Her research draws on over 20 years' practice and policy experience in domestic and sexual violence, with both victims and offenders. Jo is a member of the New South Wales Sexual, Domestic and Family Violence Council. Jo worked as a treatment coordinator at Cedar Cottage and later chaired the program's advisory board. Lesley Laing is Honorary Associate Professor in Social Work in the Sydney School of Education and Social Work at the University of Sydney where her research and teaching focus on violence against women and children. Her research builds on policy and practice experience in community health, child and adolescent mental health, child protection and violence against women. She was founding Director of the Australian Domestic and Family Violence Clearinghouse and the NSW Health Education Centre against Violence.
'This book explores with refreshing clarity the complexities and challenges of working with child sexual abuse in the family environment. Describing a victim-centred, family approach based on clear ethical principles and with reference to their own practice experiences, Tolliday, Spangaro and Laing offer a resource which will be of huge practical use for any professional working to address child sexual abuse.' - Simon Hackett, Professor of Child Abuse and Neglect, Durham University.