ERIC Number: ED364793
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993
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Improving Child Protection Services to Children under Ten Who Display Sexually Reactive Behaviors.
Verstraete, Patricia A.
This practicum was designed to improve Child Protective Services in a western state to sexually reactive children under the age of 10 by targeting four areas of the service delivery system: screening, assessment, treatment, and foster care. A panel of agency staff from all service areas researched, designed, proposed, and implemented changes throughout the agency that affect sexually reactive children. Products of this practicum include a Screening Assessment, criteria for confirming a young perpetrator, a Treatment Options List, a curriculum outline for training foster parents, and the "Sexually Reactive Children and Child Protection Manual." The Risk Assessment and the criteria for identifying a young perpetrator have been adopted for state-wide use to standardize social casework practices across counties. The agency family therapist is developing a treatment group for low income sexually active children. The manual has been distributed throughout the state. Appendixes include: Preliminary Coursework Survey; standardized screening evaluation; risk assessment evaluation; treatment options evaluation; foster parent program evaluation; resource survey; treatment options list and foster parent training outlines. (Author/NB)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Practicum Papers; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Child Protection
Note: Ed.D. Practicum, Nova University.