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NCJ Number: 97375 Find in a Library
Title: How to Start a Child-Sexual-Abuse Intervention Program (From Handbook of Clinical Intervention in Child Sexual Abuse, P 377-384, 1982, By Suzanne M Sgroi - See NCJ-97363)
Author(s): S M Sgroi
Date Published: 1982
Page Count: 8
Sponsoring Agency: Lexington Books
New York, NY 10022
Sale Source: Lexington Books
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United States of America
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: Starting an intervention program for child sexual abuse cases does not require a new infusion of money and a single solution to the problem; instead, professional people who have direct contact with cases can establish the necessary measures.
Abstract: Every police department, child protection agency, community mental health center, family service agency, and child guidance clinic has an identifiable volume of child sexual abuse cases. Agency administrators should assign these cases to a few staff members who are willing to work with them. The community's professionals dealing with these cases can then pool their experience. This necessary first step must be followed by other measures. Multiple intervenors are needed to deal with these cases. A core group of professionals having direct experience with these cases should review all of them. Criteria should be developed for these assessments. Further needs are the development of a planned inservice education program and the use of multiple treatment modalities. The professionals involved in case review must be critical but supportive, and they should design and participate in ongoing inservice education. They must also help the community identify the essential components of treatment and adapt these for child sexual abuse cases. Although this effort sounds expensive, it will probably not cost more than the current nonsystem of intervention.
Index Term(s): Child abuse situation remedies; Child Sexual Abuse; Intervention; Program implementation; Program planning
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