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Responding to Sexual Abuse
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Responding to Sexual Abuse

Responding to Sexual Abuse

 

Interventions with children who have been sexually abused may involve multiple services and supports including investigative interviews, medical evaluations, and support for the child and nonoffending parents. Resources include State and local examples.

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Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy: Addressing the Mental Health of Sexually Abused Children

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Bulletin for Professionals

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2007 - 14 pages

Trauma-focused cognitive behavioral therapy (TF-CBT) has been found to reduce children?s negative emotional and behavioral responses after sexual abuse and other traumatic events. It also helps nonoffending parents cope with their own distress and develop skills to support their children. This issue brief explores the characteristics and benefits of TF-CBT to help child welfare caseworkers and other professionals who work with at-risk families make more informed decisions about when to refer children and their caregivers to TF-CBT programs. It includes information about what makes TF-CBT unique, key components, target population, effectiveness, and what to look for in a TF-CBT therapist.

 

 

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Caring for Sexually Abused Children: A Handbook for Families and Churches
Kearney (2001)
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Explores the church's role in describing the nature of abuse, providing a supportive response to disclosure, involving child protective services agencies and the police, and selecting a treatment method.

Child Maltreatment and Family Health Practice
Skibinski (2003)
In Family Health Social Work Practice: A Knowledge and Skills Casebook
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Discusses a case of child sexual abuse using the family health perspective, an emerging practice paradigm in the social work field.

Child Sexual Abuse

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Related Organizations List

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This directory lists organizations that provide information about child sexual abuse, including professional societies, advocacy centers, and toll-free helplines. The organizations offer research services, training, technical assistance, and referrals for professionals and the public.

Forensic Emergency Medicine
Olshaker, Jackson, & Smock (Eds.) (2001)
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Written for emergency physicians, this reference describes considerations for examining, evaluating, documenting, and treating victims of assault, including sexual abuse.

Interdisciplinary Approaches to Child Maltreatment: Accessing Community Resources
Giardino & Ludwig (2001)
In Medical Evaluation of Child Sexual Abuse: A Practical Guide
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Discusses three basic models for multidisciplinary teams responding to child sexual abuse that stress the importance of collaboration among professionals, agencies, clinicians, and child protective service workers.

Handbook for Caregivers of Sexually Abused Children
National Children's Advocacy Center (2004)
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Includes information on definitions and symptoms of sexual abuse, characteristics of abusers, and suggestions for working with the legal system throughout the court process.

The Medical Evaluation in Cases of Child Sexual Abuse
Muram
Journal of Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology, 14(2), 2001
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Overview of diagnostic criteria for clinicians examining possible cases of child sexual abuse.

Practical Exercises for Mothers of Sexually Abused Children
Rose, Calder, & Peake (2001)
In Mothers of Sexually Abused Children: A Framework for Assessment, Understanding and Support
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Helps child protective service workers examine their biases about families affected by sexual abuse and develop a positive working relationship with the mother of the victim.

Psychological Assessment of Sexually Abused Children and Their Families
Friedrich (2002)
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Addresses how assessment is a vital component of treatment to ensure that therapeutic interventions and other services address the victim's specific needs.

The Sexual Abuse Victim and Sexual Offender Treatment Planner
Budrionis & Jongsma (2003)
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Designed to provide all the elements necessary to develop formal treatment plans for victims and perpetrators that satisfy the demands of health maintenance organizations, managed care companies, third-party payers, and State and Federal review agencies.

The Use of Anatomical Diagrams in Child Sexual Abuse Forensic Interviews
Holmes & Finnegan
Update (American Prosecutors Research Institute), 15(5), 2002
Recommendations for presenting the diagrams to facilitate communication about body parts and the abuse incident.

When the Victim Is Very Young: Assessing Allegations of Sexual Abuse in Pre-School Children (Part 1 of 2) (PDF - 617 KB)
Veith
Reasonable Efforts, 2(4), 2005
Explores the difficulties of substantiating sexual abuse among children ages 0-6.

When the Victim Is Very Young: Assessing Allegations of Sexual Abuse in Pre-School Children (Part 2 of 2) (PDF - 593 KB)
Veith
Reasonable Efforts, 3(1), 2006
Offers tips for overcoming the difficulties of substantiating abuse among children ages 0-6 and securing justice for very young children.

When Your Child Has Been Molested: A Parents' Guide to Healing and Recovery
Brohl & Potter (2004, Rev. ed.)
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What to expect during the initial stages of disclosure and reporting, legal proceedings, and the healing process.

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State and local examples

Child Sexual Abuse Investigations: Multidisciplinary Collaborations - An Internet Resource for Forensic Investigation of Child Sexual Abuse Cases
University of Georgia Center for Continuing Education (2001)
Compilation of best-practice methods and supporting research to assist in the objective, accurate, and skilled investigation of alleged child sexual abuse incidents.

Child Sexual Abuse Investigations: Testing Documentation Methods (PDF - 189 KB)
Washington State Institute for Public Policy (2001)
Discusses three pilot projects in Washington State that were tested using different methods for documenting interviews of alleged victims.

Using Anatomical Dolls in Child Sexual Abuse Forensic Interviews
Holmes
Update (American Prosecutors Research Institute), 13(8), 2000
Discusses how interviewers in a Hennepin County, Minnesota, child abuse evaluation center have determined that anatomical dolls can be effective in clarifying and validating a child's testimony.

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Related Information Gateway Topics

Responding to child abuse & neglect: Child advocacy centers
Child abuse & neglect: Sexual abuse
Systemwide: Mental health services

 

 

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