Despite increased awareness of the problem of sexual abuse, most institutions training the helping professions have trouble compiling material for their regular curricula on child sexual victimization. This book fills the need for all the relevant material to be drawn together in an accessible form. The clear structure takes the reader through terms and approaches and provides useful guidelines for dealing with sexual maltreatment. It will be an indispensable tool for helping professionals and others making assessment and intervention decisions in cases of child sexual abuse.
About the Author
Kathleen Coulborn Faller, Ph.D., A.C.S.W., D.C.S.W., is Professor of Social Work at the University of Michigan. She is also Director of the Family Assessment Clinic, a multidisciplinary team, Principal Investigator of the Interdisciplinary Child Welfare Training Program, Principal Investigator of the Training Program for Child Welfare Supervisors, and Principal Investigator of the Hasbro Early Assessment Project, all at the University of Michigan.
She is author of Social Work with Abused and Neglected Children (The Free Press, 1981), Child Sexual Abuse: An Interdisciplinary Manual for Diagnosis, Case Management, and Treatment (Columbia University Press, 1988), Understanding Child Maltreatment (Sage Publications, 1990), Child Sexual Abuse: Intervention and Treatment Issues (Department of Health and Human Services, 1993), APSAC Study Guide: Evaluating Children Suspected of Having Been Sexually Abused, (Sage Publications, 1996), and Maltreatment in Early Childhood: Tools for Research-based Intervention (Haworth Press, 2000),and approximately 45 research and practice based articles on child abuse and neglect.
She was a member of the Board of Directors of the American Professional Society on the Abuse of Children for six years and of its Executive Board for five years and is presently a member of the APSAC Advisory Board and Co-chair of the Guidelines Task Forces.
Table of Contents
PART ONE: WHAT CONSTITUTES CHILD SEXUAL MALTREATMENTMental Health Professionals and Child Sexual MaltreatmentDefining and Understanding Child Sexual MaltreatmentPART TWO: COLLABORATING WITH INSTITUTIONS HAVING MANDATORY AND LEGAL OBLIGATIONSWorking with Protective Services and the PoliceCollaborating with AttorneysPART THREE: ASSESSMENT AND CASE MANAGEMENTDeciding Whether or Not Sexual Abuse Has OccurredRisk Assessment in Child Sexual MaltreatmentPART FOUR: SEXUAL ABUSE IN SPECIAL CONTEXTSSexual Abuse in Foster Family CareSexual Abuse in Day CareSexual Abuse Allegations in Divorce