Offers the definition of sexual abuse and information to help identify the signs and symptoms.
Child Sexual Abuse
Provides information on what to look for if you suspect sexual abuse and what you can do.
Clinical Report: The Evaluation of Sexual Behaviors in Children
Pediatrics, 124(3), 2009
Helps clinicians differentiate normal sexual behaviors from sexual behavior problems by gaining a better understanding of age-appropriate sexual behaviors that may vary with situational and environmental factors.
Evaluations of Child Sexual Abuse: Recognition of Overt and Latent Family Concerns
Leventhal, Murphy, & Asnes
Child Abuse and Neglect International Journal, 34(5), 2010
Describes a clinical approach for medical examiners to address the parents' and child's concerns during a child sexual abuse evaluation so the family can focus on important issues, such as ensuring the child's safety and arranging for counseling.
Handbook of Child Sexual Abuse: Identification, Assessment, and Treatment
Goodyear-Brown (Ed.) (2011)
Explores a variety of issues related to child sexual abuse from identification, assessment, and treatment methods to models for treatment implementation and abuse prevention. Chapters cover 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, and other areas.
Handbook of Social Work in Child and Adolescent Sexual Abuse
Hilarski, Wodarski, & Feit (2008)
Explores the latest information on assessment, management, prevention, and policy related to child and adolescent sexual abuse.
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Child Welfare Information Gateway
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Recognizing and Reporting Child Abuse and Child Sexual Abuse
Family Support Line, Merit Systems (2008)
Provides a video training guide for workers on their role as mandated reporters. Although the video focuses on sexual abuse, information is provided on all types of maltreatment.
Sexual Behavior and Children: When Is It a Problem and What To Do About It (PDF - 160 KB)
Overlake Hospital Medical Center, Children's Response Center (2006)
Includes information to determine what sexual behavior in children is normal and abnormal and ways of correcting sexual misbehavior.
Sexual Development and Sexual Behavior Problems in Children Ages 2-12 (PDF - 251 KB)
National Center on Sexual Behavior of Youth (2004)
Provides basic information and guidelines to distinguish typical sexual behaviors from problematic sexual behaviors.