Understanding and Assessing Child Sexual Maltreatment, Second Edition updates its comprehensive coverage of child sexual abuse definitions and indicators, interview and questioning techniques, and diagnosis guidelines to include an insightful response to the building social backlash against the so-called "child abuse industry." Distinguished scholar and experienced practitioner Kathleen Coulborn Faller applies twenty-five years of clinical experience and state-of-the-art research to offer authoritative guidance to both novice and experience practitioners.
Part I: What Constitutes Sexual Maltreatment?
- Chapter 1: Professional Roles and the Extent of Child Sexual Maltreatment
- Chapter 2: Definitions and Signs of Child Sexual Maltreatment
Part II: Collaborating with Institutions Having Mandatory and Legal Obligations
- Chapter 3: Working with Protective Services and the Police
- Chapter 4: Collaborating with Attorneys and Working with the Courts
Part III: Data Collection and Decision Making
- Chapter 5: Child Interviews When Sexual Abuse is Suspected
- Chapter 6: The Context of Child Interviewing
- Chapter 7: Decision Making in Child Sexual Abuse
Part IV: Sexual Abuse in Special Contexts