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Designed for professionals in the field of child maltreatment, this authoritative book presents a compelling theoretical framework that guide’s assessment of children and adolescents who have been sexually abused and their parents. The book is designed to make it easier for clinicians to select a number of measures or procedures across three dimensions that have considerable clinical relevance – attachment, dysregulations, and self-perception. Psychological Assessment of Sexually Abused Children and Their Families features in particular the assessment of sexually aggressive children and an extensive set of interview formats, checklists, and other forms that clinicians will find especially useful in evaluating children and their families. The book is also richly illustrated with case studies.  

Evaluation of Sexual Behavior Problems
Evaluation of sexual behavior problems

Sexual behavior must be assessed in the sexually abused child or teenager referred to you. Failure to examine this critical, abuse-specific domain yields a less than comprehensive assessment. Typically this will be done via interview with the referred patient and the parent or care-giver, since there are few standardized measures available. Consequently, the evaluator must be comfortable with asking questions about sexuality.

Sexual behavior in children has generated considerable confusion over the past few years. One reason is that sexual behavior problems are often reported in sexually abused children. This correlation has created a perception that childhood sexual behavior is primarily related to sexual abuse. A corollary view is that children who exhibit persisting or intrusive sexual ...

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