skip navigation


Register for Latest Research

Stay Informed
Register with NCJRS to receive NCJRS's biweekly e-newsletter JUSTINFO and additional periodic emails from NCJRS and the NCJRS federal sponsors that highlight the latest research published or sponsored by the Office of Justice Programs.

NCJRS Abstract

The document referenced below is part of the NCJRS Virtual Library collection. To conduct further searches of the collection, visit the Virtual Library. See the Obtain Documents page for direction on how to access resources online, via mail, through interlibrary loans, or in a local library.


NCJ Number: 119531 Add to Shopping cart Find in a Library
Title: Characteristics of Child Sexual Abuse Treatment Programs
Journal: Child Abuse and Neglect: The International Journal  Volume:13  Issue:3  Dated:(1989)  Pages:361-368
Author(s): R Keller; L Cicchinelli; D Gardner
Date Published: 1989
Page Count: 7
Sponsoring Agency: US Dept of Health and Human Services
Washington, DC 20447
Type: Survey
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: A number of sexual abuse treatment programs have been established to meet the needs of victims and their families.
Abstract: Variations in these treatment programs are due to differences in philosophy, system contest, client focus, problem definition, and treatment strategy adopted. This article presents findings from a nationwide survey of 553 sexual abuse treatment programs. The survey focused on program context, client, and service characteristics. It was found that most programs are affiliated with a larger public or private agency, focus on treating victims, and rely on a combination of individual, family, dyad, and group therapy approaches. 6 references, 4 tables. (Author abstract modified)
Main Term(s): Child abuse treatment
Index Term(s): Child Sexual Abuse; Juvenile counseling
Note: Presented at the Third National Family Violence Research Conference, Durham, NH, July 1987.
To cite this abstract, use the following link:

*A link to the full-text document is provided whenever possible. For documents not available online, a link to the publisher's website is provided. Tell us how you use the NCJRS Library and Abstracts Database - send us your feedback.