Child Sexual Abuse: A Primer for Treating Children, Adolescents, and Their Nonoffending Parents by Esther Deblinger

Child Sexual Abuse: A Primer for Treating Children, Adolescents, and Their Nonoffending Parents

byEsther Deblinger, Anthony P. Mannarino, Judith A. Cohen

Paperback | October 21, 2015

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Children who have been sexually abused not only often experience PTSD symptoms as a direct result of the trauma, but also develop unhealthy emotional responses and may engage in age-inappropriate sexual behaviors. In addition, parents also suffer from the trauma and thus are often in need ofemotional support and guidance in responding to their children's needs. Based on over 25 years of research supported by grants from the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), the National Center on Child Abuse and Neglect (NCCAN), and other funding sources, Child Sexual Abuse describes a premier empirically supported treatment approach for children, adolescents,and non-offending parents/caregivers impacted by child sexual abuse. Developed to provide support and to alleviate symptoms and problem behaviors in children and adolescents, trauma-focused CBT for child sexual abuse incorporates treatment components that provide children and their caregivers witheducation and coping skills training, while simultaneously addressing the trauma. The book describes the nuts and bolts of treatment including trauma narration and processing that helps to alleviate children's distress and feelings of shame associated with the abuse. Parents are also taught effective behavior management skills, and treatment often culminates with a focus onparent-child communication and enhancing safety and future development. This highly effective treatment model can be adapted to be delivered in school-based, residential, home and/or group settings.

About The Author

Esther Deblinger, Ph.D., is Co-founder and Co-director of the Child Abuse Research Education and Service (CARES) Institute and Professor of Psychiatry at Rowan University School of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Deblinger and her colleagues have conducted groundbreaking research on the impact and treatment of child sexual abuse as well as o...

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Title:Child Sexual Abuse: A Primer for Treating Children, Adolescents, and Their Nonoffending ParentsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:544 pages, 9.25 × 6.12 × 0.68 inPublished:October 21, 2015Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199358745

ISBN - 13:9780199358748

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Table of Contents

1. Introduction2. Theory, Treatment Development and Research3. Clinical Overview4. Setting the Stage for Treatment: Triage and Assessment5. About This Treatment Guide6. Psychoeducation and Parenting: Initiating the Stabilization and Skill Building Phase of Treatment7. Relaxation Skills and Parenting8. Affective Expression and Modulation Skills and Parenting9. Cognitive Coping Skills and Parenting10. Trauma Narrative Development Part 1: Initiating the Trauma Narration and Processing Phase of Treatment11. Trauma Narrative and Processing Part II12. In Vivo Mastery Component and Parenting: Initiating the Consolidation and Closure Phase13. Conjoint Trauma-focused Sessions and Parenting14. Enhancing Safety and Future Development and Parenting15. Ending Therapy16. Addressing Sexual Difficulties and the Impact of Commercial Sexual Exploitation17. ConclusionsAppendix A: Information on How to Obtain Recommended Assessment MeasuresAppendix B: Informational and Parenting HandoutsAppendix C: Therapy ResourcesAppendix D: Glossary of TermsAppendix E: Professional ResourcesAppendix F: Therapist FormsReferences