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NCJ Number: 157294 Find in a Library
Title: Especially for Parents
Author(s): D Yamamoto-Nading
Corporate Author: King Cty Sexual Assault Resource Ctr
United States of America
Date Published: 1991
Page Count: 23
Sponsoring Agency: King Cty Sexual Assault Resource Ctr
Renton, WA 98057
Sale Source: King Cty Sexual Assault Resource Ctr
P.O. Box 300
Renton, WA 98057
United States of America
Type: Survey
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: Directed to parents of sexually abused children, this booklet explains the emotions parents commonly feel and the constructive actions they should take to deal with both their feelings and their children's needs.
Abstract: The text notes that the discovery that a child has been sexually assaulted can arouse emotions of powerlessness, shock, guilt, shame, denial, anger, and fear. These feelings are normal and need to be expressed in a setting offering nurturing and support. Child sexual abuse can affect victims in many ways, physically, emotionally, behaviorally, and academically. Parents have a crucial role in their children's healing process. However, they should not pressure their children to talk. They should also understand how to handle their child with sensitivity, discipline the child appropriately, inform other caretakers as appropriate, and address the child's probable need for therapy. Space for notes
Main Term(s): Child victims
Index Term(s): Child Sexual Abuse; Parental influence; Psychological victimization effects; Victim services
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