ERIC Number: ED264002
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1985-Sep-30
Reference Count: N/A
Multidisciplinary Institute for Child Sexual Abuse Intervention and Treatment Project. Final Report: Innovations in Protective Services.
Dennis-Small, Lucretia; Cohen, Miye
An evaluation was made of the Multidisciplinary Institute for Child Sexual Abuse Intervention and Treatment, a project established mainly to develop a curriculum for interdisciplinary child sexual abuse training, change attitudes and increase knowledge and skills of trainees, and promote a team approach toward training and case management among community professionals. Part I of the report, a process description, discusses the impetus for the project and the techniques used to get the project started. Also discussed are techniques used to secure the project's existence after P.L. 93-247 funding ended. Discussed in detail are methods used to develop a sound curriculum, to help community professionals develop a team approach to training, and to establish the Institute as a continuing resource for training. Recommendations for replication of the Insititute are provided. Part II discusses the evaluation and its findings in three areas: knowledge improvement, curriculum assessment, and changes in attitudes and perceptions toward child sexual abuse identification, treatment, and intervention. Major findings indicate that the Institute's training (1) led to increased knowledge about child sexual abuse, (2) was viewed favorably by trainees, and (3) had a positive effect on trainees' attitudes and perceptions. (RH)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Human Development Services (DHHS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Texas State Dept. of Human Resources, Austin.
Identifiers - Location: Texas