ERIC Number: ED353045
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992-May
Reference Count: N/A
Understanding the Impact of Sexual Abuse. Fostering Families. A Specialized Training Program Designed for Foster Care Workers & Foster Care Parents.
Schatz, Mona Struhsaker; Hartzell, Wenda
This module is part of a training program for foster parents and foster care workers offered at Colorado State University. The module describes what sexual abuse is, why sexual abuse occurs, and how counties report and investigate cases of alleged sexual abuse. The module's learning objectives address: (1) ways of improving the child placement and treatment planning processes for sexually abused children; and (2) ways of enhancing the monitoring and supervision of the foster care of sexually abused children. The module consists of seven lectures which include reading materials, charts, and activities for individuals or groups. Lecture 1 provides an overview of child sexual abuse. Lecture 2 examines symptoms of, and developmental problems that arise as a result of, child sexual abuse. The process of reporting sexual abuse is described in Lecture 3. Lecture 4 explains the traumas that children experience as a result of sexual abuse. Lecture 5 examines the roles of foster parents and foster care workers in helping children deal with the effects of sexual abuse. The types of provocative sexual behaviors that are sometimes displayed by sexually abused children are discussed in lecture 6. Lecture 7 considers treatments for the trauma of sexual abuse. A list of 34 references and a form for evaluating the module are appended. (BC)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner; Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Parents; Support Staff; Practitioners
Sponsor: Colorado State Dept. of Social Services, Boulder.
Authoring Institution: Colorado State Univ., Ft. Collins. Dept. of Social Work.