Chart 3

Treatment Strategy Decision Matrix

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CASE TYPE 1

Plan for family reunification
Ultimate therapeutic intervention will be family therapy

  1. Reduce offender's risk to reabuse through treatment and separation (i.e., offender removal from the home)
  2. Therapy with nonoffending parent and child(ren)
  3. Dyadic and family therapy and/or couple's therapy
  4. Reunite family

CASE TYPE 2

Separate offender from family

  1. Individual treatment for child(ren)
  2. Individual treatment for nonoffending parent
  3. Therapy for nonoffending parent and child(ren)
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CASE TYPE 3

Place child(ren) temporarily
Therapy for each parent if this therapy is successful

  1. Couple therapy
  2. Therapy with nonoffending parent and child(ren)
  3. Therapy with nonoffending parent and child(ren); if these are successful:
    1. Family therapy
    2. Gradual reunification

CASE TYPE 4

Remove children permanently
Terminate parental rights
Therapy for child(ren)
Therapy for new caretakers and child(ren)