Sexual Abuse Assessments

Using and Developing Frameworks for Practice

Edited by: Martin C. Calder

Immense problems with the recognition, assessment, and management of sexual abuse continue. While definitional boundaries expand and useful research and practice wisdom take ideas forward, official guidance is thin and much of the research is inaccessible. This significant new book addresses these challenges by building on and replacing Martin C. Calder's Complete Guide to Sexual Abuse Assessments (Russell House Publishing 2000), which was considered A one-stop guide to risk assessment.comprehensive and well-informed.... (Community Care) and was .plundered for ideas by practitioners and trainers alike. (Clinical Child Psychology and Psychiatry) With all the original material fully reworked and expanded, this new book updates assessment frameworks, incorporating the latest research and practice wisdom; and adds several new frameworks, including those concerning rape, learning disability, and the internet. The book offers help in undertaking or commissioning the most appropriate assessments. This essential guide is for everyone involved in child protection and community safety. For academics, students, and researchers, it provides carefully selected and critical access to what is known, distilled in ways that are readily useful.

437 pages

Publication Date: 2/1/2009
Format: Paper
ISBN: 9781905541287