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Title: Child Physical and Sexual Abuse: Guidelines for Treatment, Final Report
Corporate Author: Medical University of South Carolina
United States of America

Harborview Medical Ctr for Sexual Assault and Traumatic Stress
United States of America
Date Published: January 15, 2003
Page Count: 137
Sponsoring Agency: Harborview Medical Ctr for Sexual Assault and Traumatic Stress
Seattle, WA 98122
Medical University of South Carolina

Office for Victims of Crime
Washington, DC 20531
Grant Number: 1999-VF-GX-K010
Sale Source: Medical University of South Carolina
United States of America
Document: PDF
Type: Guideline
Format: Document (Online)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This document provides guidelines for the treatment of child physical and sexual abuse.
Abstract: Child victims of physical or sexual abuse very often have complicated histories of multiple victimization and trauma, and exhibit a variety of disorders, problems, and difficulties that may or may not be the direct result of abuse. This presents a real challenge for practitioners in the treatment field. The purpose of this project was to encourage the use of mental health treatment protocols and procedures that have a sound theoretical basis, good clinical-anecdotal literature, high acceptance among practitioners in the child abuse field, a low chance for causing harm, and empirical support for their utility with victims of abuse. These guidelines seek to present the best available information about the mental health treatment of cases of physical and sexual abuse in a concise and consistent format that can be easily used by practitioners and other interested professionals. A National Advisory Committee, comprised of nationally known clinicians, researchers, educators, and administrators, was assembled to develop these guidelines. The focus of the guidelines is on psychotherapeutic or psychosocial treatment modalities targeting problems with child victims, parent offenders, other family members, family relationships, and the family system to address mental health and psychosocial problems associated with physical and sexual abuse. The 24 treatment approaches described were selected based on certain criteria. They target abuse consequences in children, problems of parents or parent/child relationships significantly associated with maltreatment, or abusive behaviors of parents. Treatments are divided into three sections: child-focused interventions; parent, parent-child, and family focused interventions; and offender focused interventions. Each treatment protocol description consists of a brief description, theory and rationale, treatment components, treatment manuals or protocol descriptions, treatment outcome study references, common length of treatment, and classification rating. 318 references
Main Term(s): Child abuse; Child abuse treatment; Child Sexual Abuse
Index Term(s): Abused children; Crimes against children; Family counseling; Family offenses; Long term health effects of child abuse; OVC grant-related documents; Treatment; Victim services
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