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Sexually Abused and Abusing Children in Substitute Care

Sexually Abused and Abusing Children in Substitute Care

Elaine Farmer, Sue Pollock

ISBN: 978-0-470-86617-7

Nov 1998

280 pages

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Description

This is one of the books in the Wiley/Department of Health series on

residential care. Residential care is an increasingly important topic in

social welfare. The series, based on research for the DOH, represents the most

up-to-date and authoritative research in this area. This book examines the

management of sexually abused and abusing children in foster and residential

care.

The authors gathered data from a review of 250 carefiles to compare the needs

and vulnerability of sexually abused and abusing children with those of

non-abused children in care. Drawing on information from their detailed

follow-up study of 40 children, the authors explore the management of sexually

abused and abusing children inside and outside their placements. They examine

the risks these children pose to other residents and foster carers? own

children, and the children?s vulnerability to further abuse and exploitation.

The authors highlight three different groups of children who have distinctive

needs for management and placement: prostitutes; sexualised adolescent girls;

and young abusers. The book provides a rich source of essential messages for

policy and practice aimed at minimising the risks to these children and others.

Background and Research Issues; Research Methods and Design; The Case File Sample: A Comparison of the Sexually Abused and Abusing Children with the Non-Abused Children; The Case File Sample: Comparisons within the Group of Sexually Abused and Abusing Children; The Characteristics of the Young People in the Follow-up Sample, their Caregivers and Social Workers; Placement Decision and Preparation; Sexual Behaviour Inside and Outside Placement; The Psycho-Social Problems of the Sexually Abused and Abusing Young People; The Context for Safety: Openness about Sexuality and House Rules; The Management of Sexual Behaviour within Placements; The Management of Sexual Behaviour outside Placements; The Impact of the Young People on Each Other: The Processes and Management of Mix; Talking About the Abuse; The Supports Provided for the Caregivers; Day to Day Care in the Placements; The Placement and Management Patterns of the Young People; The Outcomes for Young People.