Outline for the development of a screening procedure for children who have been sexually abused

A McGlinchey, M. Keenan, K Dillenburger

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Abstract

Objective: Child sex abuse has become an increasingly well-researched phenomenon. Issues addressed include preconditions of abuse, short-term and long-term effects on the child, therapeutic interventions to help overcome the effects of abuse, and treatment of perpetrators. However; lack of reliable and nonintrusive detection and disclosure techniques remains a main obstacle for obtaining exact data regarding prevalence of child sex abuse, initiating effective treatment of the child, and ensuring adequate sentencing of the perpetrator. Method: This article outlines the potential for a reliable and nonintrusive screening procedure based on the stimulus equivalence paradigm. Results: The main issue addressed in three experiments was how current stimulus equivalence procedures may be relined to identify specific social experiences
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationResearch on Social Work Practice
Place of PublicationUniv Ulster, Dept Psychol, Coleraine BT52 1SA, Londonderry, North Ireland Queens Univ Belfast, Sch Social Work, Belfast BT9 5BY, Antrim, North Ireland
Pages721-747
Number of pages27
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2000

Publication series

NameResearch on Social Work Practice
Volume10

Keywords

  • ANATOMICALLY CORRECT DOLLS
  • CHILDREN
  • Disclosure
  • EXPERIENCES
  • ISSUES
  • Ireland
  • LONG-TERM
  • Perpetrators
  • SOCIAL-WORK
  • STIMULUS EQUIVALENCE
  • Screening
  • Sex
  • Treatment
  • USA
  • abuse
  • article
  • child
  • child sex abuse
  • development
  • experience
  • intervention
  • longterm effects
  • perpetrator
  • play
  • prevalence
  • sex abuse
  • social
  • social work
  • stimulus
  • technique
  • time
  • work

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