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In the battle against family sexual abuse, most studies and research findings have examined the problem on a national level--but what about the studies that have been done at the local level? With contributions from practitioners and researchers, Family Sexual Abuse deftly explores the results of eleven research projects covering such issues as sibling incest, the background of sexual offenders, effects of sexual abuse on children, effects of offender removal from the home, effects of reunification, and the prognosis for incest offenders after treatment. While large, national studies provide information on major trends in family sexual abuse, this five-year look at Minnesota studies reflects the real impact of interventions in the context of local practitioners dealing with local problems. As such, these studies clearly demonstrate ...

Family Effects of Offender Removal from the Home
Family effects of offender removal from the home

What is it like for the victim, the offender, the nonoffending partner, and the family as a whole when the offender is removed from the home during family sexual abuse treatment (FSAT)? How does each family member experience this intervention? What kinds of effects does offender removal have on the process of therapy? These are some of the questions that Dakota Mental Health Center's FSAT team struggled with as we began our new treatment program in January 1987. As we developed the philosophy and program statement that would guide our treatment, we found ourselves increasingly concerned about questions of offender removal. We did not doubt that the intervention would be ...

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