Handbook of Child Sexual Abuse by Paris Goodyear-Brown
Identification, Assessment, and Treatment

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A comprehensive guide to the identification, assessment, and treatment of child sexual abuse

The field of child sexual abuse has experienced an explosion of research, literature, and enhanced treatment methods over the last thirty years. Representing the latest refinements of thought in this field, Handbook of Child Sexual Abuse: Identification, Assessment, and Treatment combines the most current research with a wealth of clinical experience.

The contributing authors, many of whom are pioneers in their respective specialties, include researchers and clinicians, forensic interviewers and law enforcement professionals, caseworkers and victim advocates, all of whom do the work of helping children who have been sexually victimized.

Offering a snapshot of the state of the field as it stands today, Handbook of Child Sexual Abuse explores a variety of issues related to child sexual abuse, from identification, assessment, and treatment methods to models for implementation and prevention, including:

The impact of sexual abuse on the developing brain

The potential implications of early sexual victimization

Navigating the complexities of multidisciplinary teams

Forensic interviewing and clinical assessment

Treatment options for children who have traumagenic symptoms as a response to their sexual victimization

Treating children with sexual behavior problems and adolescents who engage in illegal sexual behavior

Secondary trauma and vicarious traumatization

Cultural considerations and prevention efforts

Edited by a leader in the field of child therapy, this important reference equips helping professionals on the front lines in the battle against child sexual abuse—not merely with state-of-the-art knowledge—but also with a renewed vision for the importance of their role in the shaping of our culture and the healing of victimized children.


About Paris Goodyear-Brown

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Paris Goodyear-Brown is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and a Registered Play Therapist-Supervisor specializing in the treatment of traumatized children and their families. She has an international reputation as an innovative and inspiring speaker and has authored a number of books, chapters, and articles contributing original play therapy interventions to the field. In addition to her clinical practice and research pursuits, she provides play therapy supervision and consultation to a variety of agencies, serves as adjunct faculty for Vanderbilt University and Trevecca Nazarene University, and guest lectures for other academic programs around the country.
Published September 19, 2011 by Wiley. 640 pages
Genres: Self Help, Health, Fitness & Dieting. Non-fiction

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