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NCJ Number: 193162 Find in a Library
Title: Sexual Abuse in Indian Country
Corporate Author: South Dakota Attorney General's Office
United States of America
Date Published: April 2001
Page Count: 138
Sponsoring Agency: South Dakota Attorney General's Office
Pierre, SD 57501
Sale Source: South Dakota Attorney General's Office
225 South Pierre Street
Room 326
Pierre, SD 57501
United States of America
Type: Conference Material
Format: Document
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This manual provides a workshop outline, presenter descriptions, and resource material from the 2001 Conference on Child Sexual Abuse in Indian Country held in South Dakota focusing on abused children in Native American communities with discussions ranging from child wellness to psychological and scientific evidence in criminal trials.
Abstract: In April 2001, a conference was held in Rapid City, South Dakota on Child Sexual Abuse in Indian Country. As an outcome of the conference, this resource manual was produced containing the conference/workshop outline and a list of presenters and biographies. In addition, research and resource material, supporting the conference and addressing issues specific to Native American communities and their children, included information on: (1) an indigenous perspective on wellness; (2) criminal jurisdiction in Indian country; (3) an overview of Federal statutes regarding child sexual abuse; (4) a description of victim-assistance programs; (5) the United States Courts of Appeals decisions regarding child sexual abuse; medico-legal issues in the evaluation of child sexual abuse; (6) guidelines for evaluating the sexual abuse of children; and (6) psychological and scientific evidence in criminal trials.
Main Term(s): Child Sexual Abuse
Index Term(s): Abused children; American Indians; Americans; Child abuse; Child abuse reporting statutes; Child protection laws; Child victims; Indian justice; Psychological victimization effects; Sexual assault victims; Tribal court system
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