ERIC Number: ED320067
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989-Mar
Reference Count: 0
Intrafamilial Child Sexual Abuse.
Randolph, Mickey; Nagle, Richard J.
This paper reviews information regarding the incidence, demographic characteristics, family characteristics, and immediate/ongoing characteristics of incest victims. The characteristics reported include behavioral indicators of abuse, such as acting-out behavior, self-destructive behaviors, and provocative and inappropriate sexual behaviors; psychological disorders such as depression, suicide attempts, phobias, and compulsions; school-related behaviors such as truancy or underachievement; and physical symptoms. The common features of these behaviors and symptoms are discussed. A final section addresses the role of the school psychologist in prevention, identification, intervention, treatment, and child advocacy for victims of incestuous abuse. It is recommended that the role of child advocate in child sexual abuse cases should involve monitoring the effects of legal intervention on the child, and organizing community support groups. References are included. (TE)
Publication Type: Reports - General; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the National Association of School Psychologists (21st, Boston, MA, March 29-April 2, 1989).