We Are Not Alone: A Guidebook for Helping Professionals and Parents Supporting Adolescent Victims of Sexual Abuse by Jade Christine Angelica, Paperback | Barnes & Noble
We Are Not Alone: A Guidebook for Helping Professionals and Parents Supporting Adolescent Victims of Sexual Abuse

We Are Not Alone: A Guidebook for Helping Professionals and Parents Supporting Adolescent Victims of Sexual Abuse

by Jade Christine Angelica
     
 

Guide and protect sexually abused teenagers through the prosecution of their abusers! This indispensable book is designed to help you guide adolescent sexual abuse victims through the social services and criminal justice systems. We Are Not Alone explains the process of reporting, investigating, and prosecuting cases of sexual abuse. It is the only available

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Guide and protect sexually abused teenagers through the prosecution of their abusers! This indispensable book is designed to help you guide adolescent sexual abuse victims through the social services and criminal justice systems. We Are Not Alone explains the process of reporting, investigating, and prosecuting cases of sexual abuse. It is the only available court-oriented resource targeted toward teenage victims. We Are Not Alone is also a valuable guidebook to the victims'emotional reactions at the various stages, so you can understand the victims'needs and avoid retraumatizing them. Two supplemental workbooks—one for boys and another for girls—are available separately. We Are Not Alone includes the text of the two supplemental workbooks, along with suggested topics for discussion so you can gently help adolescent victims bring out their feelings. We Are Not Alone offers practical information on the criminal justice system, including: descriptions of the roles of police officers, social service workers, attorneys, judges, and the victim detailed explanations of each step in the process discussions of the victim's likely reactions and concerns at each stage of the process a glossary of legal terms references and resources for teenage victims, their families, and professionals This guide is an essential reference for victim witness advocates, social workers, prosecutors, and therapists working to support these young victims. School administrators and teachers, as well as parents of victims, will also find We Are Not Alone an indispensable resource.

Editorial Reviews

Kevin L. Ryle
A must read for all who work or live with kids who have been abused. Looks at abuse through the eyes of the victim. . . . Inspires us to work harder to meet kids' needs,answer their questions,calm their fears,and protect them from their abusers and the system,which is often not designed to respond to them in a language they understand. Wonderful . . . offers tremendous insights.
Booknews
The central features of this workbook are two first-person fictional narratives that were written for a Massachusetts District Attorney's Office to provide to victims of child abuse so that they could understand the process of criminal justice they find themselves in. Angelica (director, Child Abuse Ministry) also provides information for professionals, parents, and other adults interacting with the child on the processes of the investigation and prosecution of child abuse, in order to help them understand and aid child victims. The workbooks were originally published under the titles and Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780789009258
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
01/21/2002
Pages:
250
Sales rank:
823,418
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.30(h) x 0.90(d)

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Kevin L. Ryle
A MUST READ for all who work or live with kids who have been abused. Looks at abuse through the eyes of the victim. . . . Inspires us to work harder to meet kids' needs, answer their questions, calm their fears, and protect them from their abusers and the system, which is often not designed to respond to them in a language they understand. WONDERFUL . . . OFFERS TREMENDOUS INSIGHTS.(Kevin L. Ryle, JD, Assistant District Attorney, Middlesex, Massachusetts )

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