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NCJ Number: 157303 Find in a Library
Title: Treatment and Prevention of Childhood Sexual Abuse: A Child-Generated Model
Author(s): S A Burkhardt; A F Rotatori
Date Published: 1995
Page Count: 171
Sponsoring Agency: Taylor & Francis, Inc.
Milton Park, Abingdon, OX14 4RN
Publication Number: ISBN 1-56032-320-5
Sale Source: Taylor & Francis, Inc.
4 Park Square
Milton Park, Abingdon,
United Kingdom
Type: Issue Overview
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: Combining the perspectives of research and practice, this volume presents a developmental perspective on childhood vulnerability to sexual victimization, with emphasis on implications regarding how to educate children about child sexual abuse, how to develop prevention programming, and how to plan clinical interventions after abuse has been identified.
Abstract: The text presents a child-generated therapeutic model of intervention that guides educators and mental health professionals to acquire information about what and how children think about adults in general and perpetrators in particular, inventory children's strategies for responding to perpetrators, document children's underlying logic for the strategies they identify, and use the information provided by children to guide the selection of techniques to prevent and treat child sexual abuse. The text emphasizes that effective prevention and treatment must emphasize child-generated information that points out to the clinician how typical children think. Individual chapters explain the nature and incidence of child sexual abuse, its correlates, victim vulnerability, children's responses to perpetrators, and intervention principles and techniques. Case examples, tables, index, and approximately 150 references
Main Term(s): Juvenile victims
Index Term(s): Child abuse prevention; Child abuse treatment; Child Sexual Abuse; Criminology
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