Child sexual abuse intervention: An exploratory study of policy concerns and implications for program development
This exploratory study was designed to determine public opinion regarding intervention options for intrafamilial child sexual abuse offenders, victims, and families. The study investigated the public's willingness to support strategies of victim protection, offender control, and treatment services in various types of child sexual abuse intervention strategies. The respondents to the statewide survey generally supported established, adversarial intervention strategies, and had mixed reactions lo several of the diversion program strategies. The findings suggest that policy makers may have to compromise lo obtain public support when designing and implementing intervention programs for intrafamilial child sexual abuse. The article addresses policy issues and concludes with implications for program development. © 1998, The Haworth Press, Inc.
School of Social Work
Esser-Stuart, Joan E., and Gregory J. Skibinski. "Child sexual abuse intervention: An exploratory study of policy concerns and implications for program development." Journal of Child Sexual Abuse 7, no. 2 (1998): 87-103.
Journal of Child Sexual Abuse