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Rebecca Bolen, PhD
Professor


Selected Publications:

Bolen, R. M., Dessel, A., & Sutter, J. (In press). Parents will be parents: How nonoffending parents and other caregivers define support following disclosure of sexual abuse. Journal of Aggression, Maltreatment, and Trauma.

Dessel, A. B., & Bolen, R. M. (Eds.) (2014). Conservative Christianity and sexual orientation in social work: Privilege, oppression, and the pursuit of human rights. Washington, DCCSWE Press. 

Bolen, R. M. & Gergely, K. (published online, April 3, 2014). Meta-analysis of the relationship between parental support and outcomes of sexually abused children. Trauma, Violence, & Abuse.

Bolen, R. M., & Gergely, K. (2014). Child sexual abuse. In J. R. Conte (Ed.), Child abuse and neglect worldwide, Vol. 1, Understanding, defining, and measuring child maltreatment (pp. 59-94). Santa Barbara, CA:Praeger.

Bolen, R. M., & Krane, J. (2013). What do we really know about maternal “failure to protect” in cases of child sexual abuse? In S. Strega, J. Krane, C. Richardson, R. Carlton, & S. Lapierre (Eds.). Failure to protect: Moving beyond gendered responses. Winnipeg, MB, Canada: Fernwood Press.

Bolen, R. M., & Dessel, A.  (2013). Is discrimination against evangelical Christians a problem in social work education? Journal of Social Work Education, 49, 528-547.

Bolen, R. M., Winter, V. R., & Hodges, L. (2013). Affect and state dysregulation as moderators of the relationship between childhood sexual abuse and nonsuicidal self-injury. Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 28(1), 201-228.

Widman, L., Olson, M.A., & Bolen, R. M. (2013).Sexual assault and sexual behavior: Analyzing reports from convicted sex offenders and community men. Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 28(7), 1519-1536.

Dessel, A., Bolen, R, & Shepardson, C. (2011). A critique of Hodge: Can religious freedom of expression and sexual orientation affirmation coexist in social work? Journal of Social Work Education.

Bolen, R. M. (2010). Failure to protect in cases of child sexual abuse: Findings from a national random longitudinal sample of cases of reported maltreatment. Failing to protect: Moving beyond gendered responses. University of Victoria, School of Social Work. Victoria, British Columbia, Canada.

Bolen, R. M. (2010). What is good enough parental support when children are sexually abused? What the parents have to say. Failing to protect: Moving beyond gendered responses. University of Victoria, School of Social Work. Victoria, British Columbia, Canada.

Bolen, R. M., & Hall, J. C. (2007). Managed care and evidence based practice: The untold story. Journal of Social Work Education, 43(3), 463-481.

Bolen, R.M., & Lamb, J. L. (2007). Can nonoffending mothers of sexually abused children be both ambivalent and supportive? Child Maltreatment,12(2), 191-197.

Bolen, R. M., & Lamb, J. L. (2007). Parental support and outcome in sexually abused children: Doubts cast upon its relationship. Journal of Child Sexual Abuse, 16(2) 33-54.

Bolen, R. M. (2006). Utilizing web-based databases to introduce social work content in research courses. Social Work Education, 25(1), 17-27.

Fineran, S., & Bolen, R. M. (2006). Risk factors for peer sexual harassment in schools. Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 21(9), 1169-1190.

Bolen, R. M. (2005). Attachment and family violence: Complexities in knowing. Child Abuse & Neglect, 29(8), 845-852. (Invited commentary)

Bolen, R. M., & Lamb, J. L. (2004). Ambivalence in nonoffending guardians after child sexual abuse disclosure. Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 19(2), 185-211.

Bolen, R. M. (2003). Child sexual abuse: Prevention or promotion? Social Work, 48(2), 174-185.

Bolen, R. M. (2003). Nonoffending mothers of sexually abused children: A case of institutionalized sexism? Violence Against Women, 9(11), 1336-1366.

Bolen, R. M. (2002). Child sexual abuse and attachment theory: Are we rushing headlong into another controversy? Journal of Child Sexual Abuse, 11(1), 95-124.

Bolen, R. M. (2002). Guardian support of sexually abused children: A definition in search of a construct. Trauma, Violence, & Abuse, 3(1), 40-67.

Bolen, R. M., & Lamb, L. (2002). Guardian support of sexually abused children: A study of its predictors. Child Maltreatment, 7(3), 265-276.

Bolen, R. M., Lamb, J. L., & Gradante, J. (2002). The Needs-Based Assessment of Parental (Guardian) Support: A test of its validity and reliability. Child Abuse & Neglect, 26(10), 1081-1099.

Bolen, R. M. (2001). Child sexual abuse: Its scope and our failure. New York: Kluwer Academic/ Plenum Publishers.

Bolen, R. M., & Scannapieco, M. (2001). Can valid estimates be high estimates? A reply to Gorey and Leslie. Social Service Review, 75(1), 159-166.

Russell, D.E.H., & Bolen, R. (2000). The epidemic of rape and child sexual abuse in the United States. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.

Bolen, R. M. (2000). Extrafamilial child sexual abuse: A study of perpetrator characteristics and implications for prevention. Violence Against Women, 6(10), 1137-1169.

Bolen, R. M. (2000). Validity of attachment theory. Trauma, Violence, & Abuse, 1(2), 128-153.

Bolen, R. M., & Scannapieco, M. (1999). Prevalence of child sexual abuse: A corrective meta-analysis. Social Service Review, 73(3), 281-313.

Bolen, R. (1998). Predicting risk to be sexually abused: A comparison of logistic regression to event history analysis. Child Maltreatment, 3(2), 157-170.


 

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