ERIC Number: ED323483
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989
Intervention Strategies for Sexual Abuse.
Rencken, Robert H.
This book provides a framework for understanding the dimensions (scope, taxonomy, philosophy) and dynamics (individual, familial, and societal) of child sexual abuse. The major focus is on integrated intervention strategies for any professional who must work with incomplete information. Chapter 1 provides an overview of the problem of child sexual abuse, delineating the scope and effects of the problem, providing a taxonomy, discussing psychological characteristics of offenders, and surveying legal issues and the criminal justice system. Chapter 2 focuses on intervention strategies for the victim, whether young, prepubescent, or adolescent. Chapter 3 discusses intervention strategies for the offender, including assessment, diagnosis, categorization, and treatment. Chapter 4 discusses intervention strategies for the family and for adult survivors. Chapter 5 presents a series of case studies illustrating various categories of offenders and victims. Cases concern: (1) dictatorial/possessive father; (2) dependent father; (3) pseudoadult child; (4) pedophiles; (5) adolescent survivor; (6) adult survivor; (7) female offender; and (8) isolated treatment of victim. Chapter 6, "The Road Ahead," summarizes the complexity of the issue and identifies future needs for research. References are included. (TE)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Behavior Change, Behavior Disorders, Case Studies, Child Abuse, Child Advocacy, Counseling Techniques, Criminal Law, Emotional Disturbances, Family Counseling, Family Environment, Family Problems, Family Violence, Intervention, Parent Child Relationship, Psychological Patterns, Sexual Abuse, Sexuality, Victims of Crime
American Association for Counseling and Development, 5999 Stevenson Ave., Alexandria, VA 22304 (Order No. 72002; $24.95).
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Association for Counseling and Development, Alexandria, VA.