Sexual Abuse of Children

Assessment, Research, and Treatment
  • Cynthia Cupit Swenson
  • Rochelle F. Hanson
Part of the Issues in Clinical Child Psychology book series (ICCP)

Abstract

Child sexual abuse (CSA) has been the focus of considerable attention among researchers, clinicians, the courts, and, recently, the news media. In many cases assessment and treatment techniques have been under close scrutiny and professionals have been challenged to demonstrate the effectiveness of their work. More than ever, research-based methods are needed. This chapter presents research on assessment and treatment of sexually abused children. First, the prevalence of child sexual abuse is discussed. Second, mental health consequences related to CSA are summarized. Third, clinical assessment of sexually abused children and their families is reviewed. Finally, treatment of sexually abused children and their families is examined.

Keywords

Sexual Abuse Abuse Child Child Sexual Abuse Mental Health Symptom Family Treatment 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Cynthia Cupit Swenson
    • 1
  • Rochelle F. Hanson
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Science, Family Services Research CenterMedical University of South CarolinaCharlestonUSA
  2. 2.Center for Sexual Assault/Abuse Recovery and EducationUniversity of FloridaGainesvilleUSA

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