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NCJ Number: 200966 Find in a Library
Title: Treatment Programs for Abused Children and Their Families (From Child Abuse and Neglect: Guidelines for Identification, Assessment, and Case Management, P 197-198, 2003, Marilyn Strachan Peterson and Michael Durfee, eds. -- See NCJ-200932)
Author(s): Marilyn Strachan Peterson M.S.W
Date Published: 2003
Page Count: 2
Sponsoring Agency: Volcano Press, Inc
Volcano, CA 95689
Sale Source: Volcano Press, Inc
P.O. Box 270
Volcano, CA 95689
United States of America
Type: Program/Project Description
Format: Book (Softbound)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This chapter describes treatment programs for children and families that target the sexual abuse, physical abuse, and neglect of the children.
Abstract: The Comprehensive Sexual Abuse Treatment program (CSATP) developed by Henry Giaretto is designed to treat incestuous families. It consists of individual counseling (child, mother, father); mother-daughter or mother-son counseling; marital counseling; father-daughter or father-son counseling; family counseling; group counseling for non-offending mothers and fathers and offending mothers and fathers; couples, girls, boys, and non-victimized siblings; and a self-help group component. Sexual abuse treatment program models have expanded since the original model to include individual and group treatment for adolescent sex offenders, as well as individual and group treatment for abuse-reactive children (young children who act out sexually toward others as a result of being sexually abused). In treating child physical abuse, the multiple variables that contribute to the abuse must be addressed. Risk factors for physical abuse include environmental, psychological, and interpersonal stressors. Recommended interventions include individual counseling, dual therapy with parent and child, group therapy, marital counseling, and parenting education groups. In treating families that neglect children, intensive, in-home therapeutic counseling and social services have been found to be most effective. The primary goals of these services are to improve parents' abilities to raise their children in a healthy environment, keep families intact through supportive services, and reduce the risk of an out-of-home placement for children. 4 resources
Main Term(s): Juvenile victims
Index Term(s): Abused children; Child abuse; Child abuse situation remedies; Child abuse treatment; Child Sexual Abuse; Child victims; Family counseling; Family crisis; Family intervention programs; Juvenile dependency and neglect
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