This book helps professionals to make informed, research-based assessments of risk, offering strategies for supporting and educating families within which sexual abuse has occurred. Without actually advocating reunification, the authors provide a unique approach for working with non-offending parents and partners who wish to work towards re-unification of the family.

Introduction to Treating Nonoffending Parents and Partners

Introduction to treating nonoffending parents and partners

Welcome to the Connections program, a structured, psychoeducational program for nonoffending parents of sexually abused children and partners of sexual offenders. The Connections philosophy is that families who choose to stay together following sexual abuse can do so only if they learn how to live together as safely as possible. This therapist's manual is designed to be used in conjunction with the Connections Workbook for nonoffending parents. Therapists should read the Connections Workbook, as a substantial amount of material from the workbook is not duplicated in this manual.

The program is designed for parents of sexually abused children and nonoffending parents who desire to reside or reunify with sexually abusive partners when children ...

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