ERIC Number: ED449458
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2000-Aug
Review of the Literature Regarding Nonoffending Caregivers of Sexually Abused Children: An Emphasis on Parallel Group Treatment.
This review evaluates the efficacy of group treatment for nonoffending caregivers of children who have been sexually abused. A review of the literature focused on the significance of family support and involvement in treatment of sexual abuse, the importance of support groups for parents whose children have been sexually abused, and the efficacy of types of treatment for sexually abused children. The review is divided into three sections: (1) family support; (2) parent support groups; and (3) efficacy of treatment. It describes and evaluates the impact of support and treatment offered to sexually abused children and their nonoffending caregivers. Results of the literature review suggests that parallel group treatment or concurrent treatment of sexually abused children and their nonoffending caregivers are the most effective. What have also been helpful are concurrent parent groups emphasizing psychoeducation and support for the families impacted by abuse. One common finding acknowledged in all articles was the nonoffending caregivers' or mothers' own personal history of sexual abuse. Programs that treat sexually abused children should include treatment and services to the nonoffending parent or caregiver. (Contains 33 references.) (Author/JDM)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Doctoral Research Paper, Biola University.