Interventions for families victimized by child sexual abuse: Clinical issues and approaches for child advocacy center-based services

Poonam Tavkar, David J. Hansen

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Abstract

Child sexual abuse poses serious mental health risks, not only to child victims but also to non-offending family members. As the impact of child sexual abuse is heterogeneous, varied mental health interventions should be available in order to ensure that effective and individualized treatments are implemented. Treatment modalities for child victims and non-offending family members are identified and described. The benefits of providing on-site mental health services at Child Advocacy Centers to better triage and provide care are discussed through a description of an existing Child Advocacy Center-based treatment program. Recommendations for research and clinical practice are provided.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)188-199
Number of pages12
JournalAggression and Violent Behavior
Volume16
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - May 2011

Keywords

  • Child Advocacy Centers
  • Child sexual abuse
  • Families
  • Interventions

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pathology and Forensic Medicine
  • Clinical Psychology
  • Psychiatry and Mental health

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