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

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McGlinchey, A, Keenan, Mickey and Dillenburger, K (2000) Outline for the development of a screening procedure for children who have been sexually abused. RESEARCH ON SOCIAL WORK PRACTICE, 10 (6, Sp. Iss. SI). pp. 721-747. [Journal article]

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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.

Item Type:Journal article
Faculties and Schools:Faculty of Life and Health Sciences
Faculty of Life and Health Sciences > School of Psychology
Research Institutes and Groups:Psychology Research Institute
Psychology Research Institute > Behavioural Neuroscience & Behavioural Analysis
ID Code:1613
Deposited By:Mrs Fiona Harkin
Deposited On:23 Dec 2009 09:25
Last Modified:13 Mar 2012 16:33

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