ERIC Number: ED279914
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987
Reference Count: 0
Counseling Abused Children.
McFadden, Emily Jean
This guide on counseling abused children was written to help counselors meet the needs of children and adolescents and to provide ways of working with the child's family. Chapter 1 presents an overview of child maltreatment by identifying types of maltreatment (neglect, physical abuse, sexual abuse and exploitation, and emotional abuse or neglect) and discussing concerns for the counselor. Chapter 2 describes approaches a counselor may use to identify and assess child maltreatment, including interviewing children, adolescents, and parents; identifying signs of maltreatment; recognizing parental indicators of the potential for maltreatment; and recognizing interactional indicators. Chapter 3 concerns reporting maltreatment and protecting the child. This chapter addresses the issues of confidentiality and liability and explains the investigation that may take place after a report is made. The fourth chapter discusses a team approach to counseling abused children and describes a comprehensive approach to helping families. Chapter 5 discusses counseling the individual child, chapter 6 describes counseling abused children in groups, and chapter 7 concerns counseling abusive parents. References and a list of resources for counselors are included. (NB)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Child Abuse, Child Neglect, Children, Counseling Techniques, Counselors, Family Counseling, Family Problems, Group Counseling, Parent Child Relationship, Sexual Abuse
ERIC Clearinghouse on Counseling and Personnel Services, 2108 School of Education, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1259.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; ERIC Publications
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse on Counseling and Personnel Services, Ann Arbor, MI.