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 language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||10|
|State||Published - Jul 1 1986|
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