Appropriate case management in child sexual abuse is difficult and challenging. Problems arise because many systems are involved: the police, the child protection agency, the hospital, the juvenile court, the criminal court, and evaluation and treatment agencies. An additional obstacle relates to the emotional reaction experienced by both professionals and nonprofessionals when confronted with cases of sexual abuse; how could an adult do such a thing to a child? As noted in chapter 1, this reaction can lead a person to expend energy explaining away the child’s statements or the physical evidence, or alternatively, if a person believes the sexual abuse occurred, pursuit of retribution. These reactions are usually not in the victim’s best interest.
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- Case Management
Kathleen Coulborn Faller
- Macmillan Education UK
- Chapter Ten