Working with Non-Offending Parents in Cases of Child Sexual Abuse (Chapter 25 in Wiley Handbook of What Works in Child Maltreatment: An Evidence-Based Approach to Assessment and Intervention in Child Protection).
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The various challenges faced by parents after their child’s disclosure of sexual abuse are examined. The familial, social, and judicial dimensions of parents’ adaptation are discussed, as well as the existing services that can be provided to help parents in the support and protection roles they are expected to play. Numerous references. (Author abstract modified)
disclosure; parent child relationships; child abuse; sexual abuse; mothers of abuse victims; therapeutic intervention; coping skills; NONABUSIVE PARENTS