Making child abuse victims aware of their victimization: a treatment issue.

R. W. Weinbach, C. R. Curtiss

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Abstract

Recent research has identified abuse victims who lack a perception of themselves as having been abused. It is common among professionals to heighten the awareness of abuse victims as either a goal or a byproduct of the investigation-treatment process. Implications of this practice are explored in light of knowledge regarding psychological aftereffects of abuse, particularly in relation to the self-image of the victim. Guidelines are suggested for when it may be advisable to heighten awareness during treatment, and when it should be avoided.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)337-346
Number of pages10
JournalChild welfare
Volume65
Issue number4
StatePublished - Jul 1 1986

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Weinbach, R. W., & Curtiss, C. R. (1986). Making child abuse victims aware of their victimization: a treatment issue. Child welfare, 65(4), 337-346.