This workbook accompanies Treating Nonoffending Parents in Child Sexual Abuse Cases: Connections for Family Safety. It features many useful checklists, illustrative diagrams, and spaces to record thoughts and feelings as the client works through the process.
Chapter 9: Considering Reunification with an Offender and His Victim
Considering Reunification with an Offender and His Victim
The Clarification Process
Selby and Livingston1 presented a model of clarification for families preparing for visitation and reunification. This chapter is adapted from their model.
Even more complicated than having a sex offender live in a home with nonvictimized children is the situation in which an abuser is planning to live in the home with one or more of his victims. Much of the time, this situation will not be workable and should not be attempted. You have learned about the impact of sexual abuse and the many ways that victims are traumatized by their abuse experiences. Nothing could be more unfair to a victim of sexual abuse than to be reexposed ...