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.

Writing Reports and Making Recommendations

Writing reports and making recommendations

In many cases, at the conclusion of treatment, you will be expected to write reports containing recommendations regarding the prognosis for safe reunification. You must be able to make empirically based, clinically sound recommendations. You should be able to itemize the behaviors, statements, and written work that the nonoffending parent and other family members have produced, demonstrating that they are prepared to effectively manage risk and prevent sexual abuse. Of course, you can never guarantee any individual's future behavior, and you will not do so in your report. But you can make reasonably sound inferences about a family's ability to live safely together based on what they have shown you.

Report Outline

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