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NCJ Number: 120755 Find in a Library
Title: Group Treatment for Sexually Abused Children
Author(s): J G Mandell; L Damon; P C Castaldo; E S Tauber; L Monise; N F Larsen
Date Published: 1989
Page Count: 170
Sponsoring Agency: Guilford Publications, Inc.
New York, NY 10012
Publication Number: ISBN 0-89862-516-5
Sale Source: Guilford Publications, Inc.
Marketing Manager
72 Spring Street
New York, NY 10012
United States of America
Type: Training (Handbook/Manual)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This manual examines the impact of sexual molestation and disclosure on children and provides step-by-step guidelines for use by therapists in conducting a comprehensive group treatment program for both the victims and their nonoffending caretakers.
Abstract: The manual emphasizes the importance of treatment that not only helps the child recover from the many traumatic effects of sexual molestation but also enhances the development of age-appropriate skills. The group therapy decreases isolation, promotes improved social interaction, and provides an ideal setting in which to begin to address the various conflicts surrounding the molestation. The text details the actual interventions to be used and includes instructions for anticipating and responding therapeutically to expected resistances. The 10 modules of the structured curriculum present a variety of activities that help to assist children and adults to begin to identify and express their conflicts and feelings. Each module presents the purpose, objectives, therapeutic considerations, activities, and treatment challenges involved. Case examples and handouts that may be photocopied are included.
Main Term(s): Child Sexual Abuse
Index Term(s): Child abuse situation remedies; Child abuse treatment; Group therapy; Victim counseling
Note: Project of the San Fernando Valley Child Guidance Clinic
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