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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.

Sexual Abuse in Day Care
Sexual abuse in day care

In the intervening years since the publication of the first edition of this book, the public perception and, to some extent, the professional perception of allegations of sexual abuse in day care have been transformed. Whereas 10 years ago the issue was the danger of day care because of its potential as a context for sexual abuse, today allegations of sexual abuse in day care elicit a skeptical response. Currently, the first reactions to a report of sexual abuse in day care are often concerns for the accused; considerations of the suggestibility of young children (Ceci & Bruck, 1995); consideration of the possibility that parents have overreacted to their children's behavior or statements and asked leading ...

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