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NCJ Number: 228465 Find in a Library
Title: Factors Influencing the Degree and Pattern of Parental Involvement in Play Therapy for Sexually Abused Children
Journal: Journal of Child Sexual Abuse  Volume:18  Issue:4  Dated:July-August 2009  Pages:455-474
Author(s): Andrew Hill
Date Published: August 2009
Page Count: 20
Type: Report (Study/Research)
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This study examined and identified factors in the thinking of non-offending parents and therapists that influence the patterns of parental involvement seen in therapy for sexually abused children.
Abstract: The study found and identified a range of factors influencing the patterns of parental involvement, offering some insights into the effects that these patterns of parental involvement might have on the outcomes of therapy. In the literature about therapeutic help for sexually abused children, it is the relationship between the therapist and the child that is the main focus, not the role of parents. However, there is evidence that parents are influential in children's recovery from sexual abuse with reason to suppose that support for parents may be a key factor. This study was about the involvement in therapy of non-offending parents. The study investigated the work of a team of therapists who sometimes included such parents in therapy sessions with children. It sought to understand what factors were influencing the degree and pattern of parental involvement and to understand what effect these patterns of parental involvement were having on the process and outcomes of therapy. Tables and references
Main Term(s): Child abuse treatment
Index Term(s): Child abuse situation remedies; Child Sexual Abuse; Parental influence; Treatment; Treatment effectiveness; Treatment/Therapeutic Community
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