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NCJ Number: 151629 Find in a Library
Title: Variables Associated With Positive Treatment Outcomes for Children Surviving Sexual Abuse
Journal: Journal of Child Sexual Abuse  Volume:3  Issue:2  Dated:(1994)  Pages:67-87
Author(s): M V Merrick; B M Allen; S J Crase
Date Published: 1994
Page Count: 21
Type: Survey
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: An exploratory study examined variables associated with positive treatment outcomes for 47 children in Iowa who received treatment for child sexual abuse.
Abstract: Results revealed that variables associated with a higher percentage of treatment objectives accomplished included (1) services being provided to the preadolescent child; the child residing at home; (2) the criminal charging of the perpetrator; (3) support by the nonoffending caretaker currently and at disclosure; (4) the provision of individual, family, and group therapy; and (5) the planning of service termination. Variables associated with a positive placement outcome included (1) the provision of services to the preadolescent child, (2) the lack of body penetration during the abuse, (3) the child living at home, (4) the child not being removed from the home, (5) services not being court-ordered, and (6) planning for termination. The accomplishment of a higher percentage of applicable treatment objectives was also significantly correlated with a positive placement outcome. Table and 39 references (Author abstract modified)
Main Term(s): Sexual assault victims
Index Term(s): Incest treatment; Iowa; Psychological victimization effects; Services effectiveness
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