ERIC Number: EJ817492
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Aug
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 53
Traumatic Symptoms in Sexually Abused Children: Implications for School Counselors
Brown, Sarah D.; Brack, Greg; Mullis, Frances Y.
Professional School Counseling, v11 n6 p368-379 Aug 2008
School counselors have a duty to formulate strategies that aid in the detection and prevention of child sexual abuse (American School Counselor Association, 2003). School counselors are charged with helping sexually abused children by recognizing sexual abuse indicators based on a child's symptomatology and/or behavior, and understanding how this trauma may affect children in the school setting. Mandated reporting issues, talking with children and adolescents about sexual abuse suspicions, and understanding trauma symptoms and their contribution to the difficulties that sexually abused children have in school are highlighted. In addition, how school counselors can collaborate with clinicians treating sexually abused children through role-appropriate advocacy, intervention, and aftercare strategies is described.
Descriptors: Sexual Abuse, Child Abuse, School Counselors, Symptoms (Individual Disorders), Counselor Role, Prevention, Intervention, Student Behavior, Play, Aggression, Psychological Patterns, Sexuality, Children, Adolescents, Counseling Techniques, Safety, Coping, Interpersonal Relationship
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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