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NCJ Number: 118389 Find in a Library
Title: When Your Child Has Been Molested: A Parent's Guide to Healing and Recovery
Author(s): K B Hagans; J Case
Date Published: 1988
Page Count: 159
Sponsoring Agency: Lexington Books
New York, NY 10022
Publication Number: ISBN 0-669-17980-9
Sale Source: Lexington Books
866 Third Avenue
New York, NY 10022
United States of America
Type: Citizen Involvement Material
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This book provides information and guidance to help families successfully deal with the trauma of child sexual molestation.
Abstract: The beginning chapters examine child molester types, the importance of reporting sexual abuse, and the need to believe and assess a child's report of sexual molestation. The next chapters focus on normal sexual development and behaviors indicating possible sexual abuse, professionals who may be of assistance in protecting a child's welfare, and guidance for parents to help investigators work effectively with a child. Subsequent chapters discuss healing and the grief process; helping a child cope; dealing with guilt feelings; healing the family communication process; and knowing what to say to family members, friends, and others. Final chapters address procedures to follow when a child or parents must appear in court, the case of incestuous child molestation, and the importance of teaching children how to prevent further molestation. "Reality checks" are included throughout the book to help family members compare experiences, feelings, knowledge, and behaviors against norms compiled from studies of child sexual abuse. A glossary of terms is provided to help families become more familiar with words used in legal and therapy settings.
Main Term(s): Child Sexual Abuse
Index Term(s): Families of crime victims; Parent education
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