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NCJ Number: 158446 Find in a Library
Title: Civil Suits for Damages
Corporate Author: American Professional Soc on the Abuse of Children
United States of America
Date Published: 1993
Page Count: 0
Sponsoring Agency: American Professional Soc on the Abuse of Children
Chicago, IL 60605
Teach 'Em Inc
Chicago, IL 60611
Publication Number: PC-310
Sale Source: Teach 'Em Inc
160 East Illinois Street
Chicago, IL 60611
United States of America
Type: Report (Technical Assistance)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: These four audio cassettes present the transcripts of presentations regarding professional roles, techniques, and issues related to civil suits for damages in cases of child sexual abuse; the presentations were given at the American Professional Society on the Abuse of Children's Second National Colloquium in June 1993.
Abstract: Speaking to a multidisciplinary audience of attorneys and clinicians, the speakers covered a wide range of issues related to the handling of these cases. They noted that cases involving child victims must be distinguished from cases involving adult survivors of child sexual abuse. The two types of cases require different approaches, analyses, and legal and forensic issues. They also noted that the attorneys involved in such cases must be sensitive to the issues involved and must maintain regular contact with their client, even when nothing is happening with respect to the case. They noted also that cases and clients vary tremendously and that it is important to assess the viability of each case. Victim cooperation is an important factor as well.
Main Term(s): Sexual assault victims
Index Term(s): Adult survivors of child sexual abuse; Attorney client relations; Child Sexual Abuse; Civil proceedings; Civil remedies; Juvenile victims
Note: *This document is currently unavailable from NCJRS. 4 audio cassettes, from First National Colloquium, American Professional Society on the Abuse of Children, Chicago, Ill., June 25-26, 1993
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