Sibling Incest



Date of Publication
June, 2008

This "Research and Advocacy Digest" explores sibling incest dynamics and victimization effects. It features an enlightening expert interview by John Caffaro, who provides a quality overview of sibling incest trauma and shares considerations for advocates and clinicians providing services to sibling incest survivors and their families.

Historically sibling incest has been scarcely studied. It has been unrecognized, overshadowed by parent-child incest research, or dismissed as normal childhood sexual curiosity. It is only in the last thirty years, most markedly in the last decade, that researchers have made concerted efforts to examine the effects and dynamics of sibling incest.

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