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Title: Sexually Abused Children in Foster Care: Instructor's Manual
Corporate Author: Father Flanagan's Boys' Home
United States of America
Date Published: 1988
Page Count: 345
Sponsoring Agency: Father Flanagan's Boys' Home
Boys Town, NE 68010
National Institute of Justice/
Rockville, MD 20849
US Dept of Health and Human Services
Washington, DC 20201
Sale Source: National Institute of Justice/
NCJRS paper reproduction
Box 6000, Dept F
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America

Father Flanagan's Boys' Home
13603 Flanagan Blvd
Boys Town, NE 68010
United States of America
Document: PDF
Type: Training (Handbook/Manual)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This training curriculum and materials focuses on the knowledge and skills important for use by foster parents and other out-of-home caregivers in their work with sexually abused children in out-of-home care settings; the curriculum includes a targeted intervention approach based on adaptations of the Boys Town Family Home Program for foster parents and other caregivers.
Abstract: Based on the recognition that sexually abused children often display difficult, dangerous, provocative, and unattractive behaviors, the training is intended to teach foster parents some techniques for dealing with the problematic behaviors of sexually abused children. The 14 sessions aim to help foster parents understand that the way in which families behave teaches children how they should behave, to teach foster parents how to handle inappropriate behaviors, to help foster parents look at all behaviors as appropriate or inappropriate rather than good or bad, to desensitize them to discussions about sexual behavior. It also aims to make foster parents aware of the extreme emotional needs of the sexually abused child and their role as a professional treatment provider and therapeutic agent. Detailed lesson plans, exercises, materials, forms, and checklists
Main Term(s): Juvenile victims
Index Term(s): Abused children; Child Sexual Abuse; Foster homes; Foster parents; Home environment; Juvenile foster homes; Parent education
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