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Understanding and Assessing Child Sexual Maltreatment

Understanding and Assessing Child Sexual Maltreatment

  • Kathleen Coulborn Faller - University of Michigan School of Social Work; Family Assessment Clinic at Catholic Social Services of Washtenaw County, USA, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, USA

February 2003 | 320 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
Praise for the First Edition:

`Will prove a functional aid for all caring professions which deal with sexually abused children and their families. It is well written with numerous references' - Nursing Standard

This book provides practical information for students and professionals, complete with useful case studies. This Second Edition updates the techniques of assessment and includes more coverage of interventions following on from assessment.

I. What Constitutes Sexual Maltreatment?
1. Professional Roles and the Extent of Child Sexual Maltreatment
2. Definitions and Signs of Child Sexual Maltreatment
II. Collaborating with Institutions Having Mandatory and Legal Obligations
3. Working with Protective Services and Police
4. Collaborating with Attorneys and Working with the Courts
III. Data Collection and Decision Making
5. Child Interviews When Sexual Abuse is Suspected
6. The Context of Child Interviewing
7. Decision Making in Child Sexual Abuse
IV. Sexual Abuse in Special Contexts
8. Sexual Abuse in Family Foster Care
9. Sexual Abuse in Day Care
10. Sexual Abuse Allegations in Divorce
Name Index
Subject Index
About the Author

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