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When your child has been molested : a parents' guide to healing and recovery
Brohl, Kathryn.
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Revised edition.
Publication Information:
San Francisco : Jossey-Bass, [2004]

Physical Description:
xiii, 215 pages ; 23 cm
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This is the thoroughly revised and updated edition of the best-selling guide for families of children who have been molested. First published in 1988, this new edition includes current research and information on the nature and effects of molestation on boys and girls, as well as proven techniques for therapy, healing, and recovery. Using everyday language, the authors provide information, comfort, and advice on how to put the pieces back together again after a child has been sexually molested.

Author Notes

The Authors

Kathryn Brohl , M.A., is a licensed marriage and family therapist who has worked in the field of child welfare for more than thirty years. She is the author and coeditor of numerous books and trains child welfare advocates on trauma.

Joyce Case Potter has twenty years' experience as a freelance writer and is also active in the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators.

Table of Contents

Reality Checksp. ix
Introductionp. xi
1. Learning Your Child Has Been Molestedp. 1
2. Reporting Child Sexual Abuse: Investigation and Prosecution Stagesp. 17
3. Supporting Your Child After His Disclosurep. 27
4. Physical and Emotional Signs of Child and Youth Sexual Abusep. 45
5. Your Professional Support Teamp. 59
6. The Formal/Forensic Interview: Helping Investigators Work Effectively with Your Childp. 65
7. The Judicial Process: Why It Takes a Whilep. 77
8. Understanding Grief Stages and Secondary Traumatic Stressp. 87
9. Working with a Counselorp. 103
10. Helping Your Child Recoverp. 115
11. The Impact on Family Membersp. 129
12. Strengthening Family Communicationp. 135
13. Dealing with Extended Family and Othersp. 145
14. When You or Your Child Must Appear in Courtp. 153
15. When the Sexual Abuse Is Incestp. 165
16. You Know Your Family Is Getting Better When...p. 179
Glossaryp. 189
Additional Informationp. 197
Resourcesp. 203
About the Authorsp. 207
Indexp. 209