Particular attention is given in this paper to the assessment process with child sexual abuse victims and recommendations are made regarding practical issues both in the assessment and the treatment phases of therapeutic work with child victims. This is a preview of subscription content, access via your institution. Rent this article via DeepDyve. Achenbach, T. Manual for the child behavior checklist and revised child behavior profile.
Psychological Assessment of Sexually Abused Children and Their Families
Assessing and Treating Child Sexual Abuse
Many clinicians lack specific training in this area, and the legal profession is often confronted with an array of self-identified experts who have emerged to fill the void. Unfortunately, these evaluators often use inadequate diagnostic techniques and fail to evaluate the child within the context of the family. If conclusions are drawn on the basis of inadequate and insufficient information, children may be harmed, parent-child relationships seriously damaged, and these cases contaminated to the point that courts and other professionals have great difficulty sorting out what did or did not occur. The purpose of the clinical evaluation of child sexual abuse is to determine whether 1 abuse has occurred; 2 if the child needs protection; and 3 if the child needs treatment for medical or emotional problems.
The child sexual abuse victim: Assessment and treatment issues and solutions
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In a carefully documented, well written text it sets the standard for abuse assessment. Not only does it advocate an integrated approach to evaluation that includes information on the child, the child's context and the child's relationships, but it goes on to offer clear and helpful directions for gathering this information. A generous sprinkling of relevant case histories links theory to practice. This excellent book is a much needed contribution to the arena of psychological assessment in child sexual abuse. Friedrich provides a thorough guide to assessing the constructs central to his three-part model for directing the treatment of sexually abused children and their families.