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

A McGlinchey, Mickey 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
Pages (from-to)721-747
JournalResearch on Social Work Practice
Volume10
Issue number6, Sp.
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2000

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