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1st Edition

Social Work and Child Sexual Abuse

ISBN 9780917724985
Published January 1, 1982 by Routledge
200 Pages

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Book Description

Here is an indispensable book highlighting information on the problem of child sexual abuse for anyone concerned with the welfare of young children. Focusing on the social worker’s role in responding to the abuse of children, this highly practical volume assesses the state of knowledge about sexual abuse. It includes reviews of the historical context in which sexual abuse takes place and sheds light on issues surrounding the professional’s responses to sexual abuse, alternative models of sexual abuse treatment programs, and practice knowledge developments. The contributors have also addressed a number of clinical issues including family treatment and social work treatment at a juvenile court, as well as the role of the courts and the problem of sexual abuse and sexual education in child-caring institutions.

Table of Contents

Contents Foreword

  • Preface
  • Sexual Abuse of Children: Enduring Issues for Social Work
  • Child Sexual Abuse in Historical Perspective
  • Social Work and the Sexual Oppression of Youth
  • Knowns and Unknowns in Sexual Abuse of Children
  • Treating Child Sexual Abuse: An Overview of Current Program Models
  • Clinical Issues in Child Sexual Abuse
  • Family Treatment of Child Sexual Abuse
  • The Child Molester: Clinical Observations
  • Child Sexual Abuse and the Courts: Preliminary Findings
  • Management and Treatment of Child Sexual Abuse Cases in a Juvenile Court Setting
  • Sexual Abuse and Sexual Education in Child-Caring Institutions

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David A Shore, Jon Conte