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NCJ Number: 68425 Find in a Library
Title: SEXUAL TRAUMA TREATMENT PROGRAM - IMPLICATIONS FOR ADMINISTRATORS AND CLINICIANS - AN EVALUATION (FROM SEXUAL ABUSE OF CHILDREN - IMPLICATIONS FROM THE SEXUAL TRAUMA TREATMENT ... P 19-22, 1979 - SEE NCJ-68423)
Author(s): E FEIN; K BANDER
Corporate Author: Community Council of Greater New York
United States of America
Date Published: 1979
Page Count: 4
Sponsoring Agency: Community Council of Greater New York
New York, NY 10003
Sale Source: Community Council of Greater New York
225 Park Avenue South
New York, NY 10003
United States of America
Type: Program/Project Evaluation
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: AN EVALUATION OF CONNECTICUT'S SEXUAL TRAUMA TREATMENT PROGRAM (STTP), ONE OF THE PAPERS INCLUDED IN A WORKSHOP FOCUSING ON THE SEXUAL ABUSE OF CHILDREN, IS PRESENTED.
Abstract: EVALUATORS DETERMINED THAT THE EVALUATION SHOULD FOCUS ON PROVIDING INFORMATION THAT WOULD BE HELPFUL IN FURTHERING PROGRAM PERFORMANCE AND DEVELOPMENT. IN MEETING WITH THE PROGRAM STAFF, THE FOLLOWING QUESTIONS EMERGED AS MOST IMPORTANT: 'WHAT HAPPENS TO CLIENTS? WHAT IS THE MODEL FOR TREATMENT? HOW IS THE TREATMENT MODEL IMPLEMENTED ON THE THERAPIST LEVEL AND ON THE SYSTEM LEVEL? HOW ARE OUTSIDE SYSTEMS USED AND AFFECTED? WHAT ARE THE TRAINING NEEDS OF THE PRESENT STAFF?' TO OBTAIN DATA NECESSARY TO ANSWER THESE QUESTIONS A NEW RECORD KEEPING SYSTEM WAS DEVISED. A PROBLEM ORIENTED RECORD WAS DEVELOPED TO MONITOR PRESENTING AND DEVELOPING PROBLEMS AND RESULTING TREATMENT PLANS. RESULTS OF RECORD ANALYSIS WERE PERIODICALLY REPORTED BACK TO THE STAFF. THIS EXCHANGE PROCESS ALLOWED PROGRAM ISSUES TO SURFACE AS THEY NEEDED ATTENTION AND PROGRAM ADJUSTMENTS TO OCCUR APPROPRIATELY. AT PRESENT, THE CASE RECORDS OF 74 STTP FAMILIES HAVE BEEN EXAMINED. RECORDS SHOW THAT CASES OF INCEST CUT ACROSS ALL SOCIAL AND ECONOMIC CLASSES. IN ADDITION TO THE PRESENTING PROBLEM OF CHILD SEXUAL ABUSE, 96 PERCENT OF THE FAMILIES EXPERIENCE DIFFICULTIES IN FAMILY RELATIONSHIP AND IMPAIRED COMMUNICATION PATTERNS. A MAJORITY OF FAMILIES SUFFER FROM ADDITIONAL PROBLEMS SUCH AS EDUCATIONAL, EMPLOYMENT, AND FINANCIAL DIFFICULTIES. THE PROPOSED MODEL FOR TREATMENT UTILIZED SEVERAL TYPES OF THERAPY INCLUDING GROUP, MARITAL, AND INDIVIDUAL. A MULTIDISCIPLINARY TEAM AIDED ON AN INDIVIDUAL CASE BASIS. IT IS CONCLUDED THAT THE STTP IS AN INNOVATIVE METHOD OF DELIVERING SERVICES TO SEXUALLY ABUSED CHILDREN AND THEIR FAMILIES, AND THAT THE PROCESS EVALUATION EMPLOYED HEREIN PROVIDED A RATIONAL BASIS FOR FUTURE PROGRAM PLANNING. FOOTNOTES ARE INCLUDED. (AUTHOR ABSTRACT MODIFIED).
Index Term(s): Child molesters; Crimes against children; Family offenses; Jail statistics; Program evaluation; Sexual assault victims; Workshops and seminars
Note: NCJ-68425 AVAILABLE ON MICROFICHE FROM NCJRS UNDER NCJ-68423.
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