Adoption Information
Sex Abuse and Sexualized Behavior

Adoption and the Sexually Abused Child
Joan McNamara Books
This anthology in twelve chapters draws on the experience and wisdom of a variety of experts, covering a wide range of issues in the complex area of adoption and sexually abused children.

The Adoptive Family as a Healing Resource for the Sexually Abused Child: A Training Manual

Deborah Minshew Books
Recognizing the importance of placing sexually abused children in families where they will be loved by trustworthy adults, and can feel worthy of being loved and cared for, these authors present a guide to help prepare adoptive parents to develop healthy family environments for such at-risk children. The manual describes how to integrate the sexually abused child successfully into the adoptive family, and includes advice on the management of inappropriate sexual behavior.

Best of Adopted Child: For Parents Adopting Children Affected by Substance or Sexual Abuse
Lois Melina Journals/Newsletters
This collection of articles from 1982 to 1997 includes pieces on how cocaine and alcohol affect the unborn, hereditary vs. environmental influences on alcoholism, hyperactivity, and the effects and symptoms of sexual abuse.

Essentials of Play Therapy with Abused Children (VHS)
Eliana Gil Videotapes
This video elucidates the unique benefits of play therapy for children who have been physically or sexually abused. The program explores benefits of different activities for articulating children’s inner experience, themes to look for in the play and artwork of abused children, how to balance directive and nondirective approaches, and helping children feel safe in the therapy settling. An accompanying booklet amplifies themes presented in the video and provides resource lists.

Family Influences on Childhood Behavior and Development: Evidence-Based Prevention and Treatment Approaches
Thomas, and Gary Blau Gullotta Books
This collection of 13 essays intended for clinicians examines factors associated with families in distress and factors that promote healthy coping skills and resilience. The first 5 chapters explore what family means today, circumstances that can make family life challenging or painful, and how prevention and treatment approaches can help. The next 8 chapters focus on potentially distressing events, including adoption, divorce, stepfamilies, lesbian and gay families, foster care, parents with mental illnesses, physical abuse, and sexual abuse.

Father-Daughter Incest
Judith L. Herman Books
New Afterword 2000: Through an intensive clinical study of forty incest victims and numerous interviews with professionals in mental health, child protection, and law enforcement, Judith Herman develops a composite picture of the incestuous family. In a new afterword, Herman offers a lucid and thorough overview of the knowledge that has developed about incest and other forms of sexual abuse since this book was first published.

Handbook of Social Work in Child and Adolescent Sexual Abuse
Carolyn Hilarski Books
This collection of essays for professionals encompasses the spectrum of child and adolescent sexual abuse. It offers practical, up-to-date, and compassionate methods for supporting and treating those immediately affected, and it provides the latest information on assessment, management, prevention, and policy.

Healing Power of Play, The: Working with Abused Children

Eliana Gil Books
This book, for professionals working with abused children, examines Play Therapy and abused children from the perspective of Gil’s work with five specific cases. She offers the backgrounds of these cases and describes her work with the children in each example.

Sexualized Child in Foster Care, The: A Guide for Foster Parents and Other Professionals
Sally G. Hoyle Books
This practical guide, written for foster parents and child welfare professionals, gives information, training tips, and a wide range of resources for dealing with foster children who have been sexually abused. Chapters include sex and sexuality, normal and abnormal behavior, treatment methods, sexually aggressive children, burnout remedies, recommended research topics and training.

Sexualized Children: Assessment and Treatment of Sexualized Children and Children Who Molest
Johnson, Toni Cavanagh Gil, Eliana Books
In this book for professionals, the authors discuss etiologic theories, a continuum of sexual behaviors, clinical evaluation, and individual, group, and family therapies among other concepts.

Understanding Children's Sexual Behaviors: What's Natural and Healthy
Toni Johnson Books
This 20-page booklet provides a definition of natural and healthy childhood sexual behaviors and contrasts this with 20 characteristics of children’s sexual behaviors which might alert adults that an assessment of the child by a qualified professional is indicated.

Healing The Incest Wound: Adult Survivors in Therapy
Christine A. Courtois Books
This book, written for therapists, begins with a general introduction by category, type, characteristics, and family and individual dynamics. In the next section the symptoms, short-term aftereffects, and long-term elaborations of incest are examined from four perspectives. The final section describes the salient issues and strategies of incest therapy, which may involve a combination of individual, group, couples and family therapy.

Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force (2 CDs)

This interactive CD-ROM, produced by the Internet Crimes Against Children Taskforce, offers stories for grades K-2; grades 3- 6; middle & high school; and for parents/communities, that allow participants to interact and make safe (or not) choices, while alerting viewers to the array of dangers that are out there.

One Small Boat: The Story of a Little Girl, Lost Then Found
Kathy Harrison Books
From the author of Another Place at the Table, this book focuses on five-year-old Daisy, one of the numerous children the Harrisons have taken in over the years. It is a story of real people, warts and all, who struggle to bring a safe haven to children who have endured extraordinary hardships and of the realities of the systems in place to protect them.

Understanding Your Child's Sexual Behavior: What’s Natural and Healthy
Toni Cavanagh Johnson Books
This readable, easily understood book for parents and caregivers explains children’s developing sexuality -- when their behaviors are normal and when to be concerned. It focuses on children from birth to approximately 12 years, providing valid strategies to both understand the behavior and respond to it.

Psychological Assessment of Sexually Abused Children and Their Families

William N. Friedrich Books
This book for professionals examines purposes of psychological evaluation and sets forth a theoretical framework for assessment of children believed to have been sexually abused and their families. Nineteen appendixes (41 pages) follow the text.

Sexual Safety in Adoption and Foster Care: A Prerequisite to Healing (2 CD’s)
In this presentation, recorded at the 2008 NACAC Conference in Ottawa, adoption workers learn how to help adoptive parents create a healing milieu to counteract the negative impact of past trauma on a child’s psychosocial and cognitive development and to enhance positive self-esteem. Learn how to enable adoptive families to become the central ingredient in the recovery of these children.

Sexuality: Your Sons and Daughters with Intellectual Disabilities
Karin Melberg Schwier Books
From this book, parents will learn how to interact with their children-no matter their age or ability-in a way that increases selfesteem, encourages appropriate behavior, empowers them to recognize and respond to abuse, and enables them to develop lifelong relationships. Parents share the joys and challenges of raising a child with an intellectual disability and offer helpful advice and practical strategies. Individuals with intellectual disabilities explain, too, what is important to them.

Sexually Reactive and Aggressive Children (VHS)

Ed-Net Series Videotapes
EXPLICIT LANGUAGE: This panel presentation includes foster parents and two professionals. A continuum of behaviors is described for children from birth to age 12. In the first half, professionals, highlight the components of a good assessment (locating behavior along the continuum?) and types of treatment. In the second half, foster parents detail practical tips for living with children who act out sexually. The importance of supervision; establishing trust, boundaries, confidentiality and safety; open communication; and sex education are emphasized.

A Guide For Parents of Children Who Molest
Eliana Gil Books
This pamphlet is for parents who face a crisis when their child molests, and who must resolve their own feelings of denial, anger and shame while helping their child through this difficult time. This is particularly stressful when there is sibling sexual abuse.

Sexualized Behavior: Foster Parent College (DVD)
This DVD course explores four types of sexualized behavior problems with children: obsessive sexual behavior, sexual behavior with siblings, seductive behavior towards adults, and public masturbation. Rick Delaney helps foster and adoptive parents understand the forces behind children’s sexual acting out and shows how to recognize the warning signs and take appropriate actions.


Sexually Reactive Children in Adoption and Foster Care
Joan McNamara Books
This anthology discusses the complicated intertwining of abuse and attachment and the need to effectively respond to children’s abuse-reactive behaviors.

Telling Secrets: An Artists Journey Through Childhood Trauma
Jane Orleman Books
Artist/author, Jane Orleman’s frank, explicit paintings here are graphic and unsparing in their power. Through a generous selection of visual images and text, this work expresses the legacy, in an individual life, of childhood physical and sexual trauma, and the transformations that take place when healing occurs.

Too Scared to Cry
Lenore Terr Books
Child psychologist, Lenore Terr presents tales of terror, related to her by young victims of severe childhood trauma, in a way that is at once fascinating and educational. She shows how this trauma has affected not only the children, but all of us.

Treating Abused Adolescents

Eliana Gil Books
This book offers practical, step-by-step guidance for mental health professionals, demonstrating how they can communicate and work more effectively with adolescents who have suffered from abuse.

Treating Children with Sexually Abusive Behavior Problems
Jan Burton Books
This book provides "Guidelines For Practice" in the first part, which describes different approaches and treatments. The second part offers activities in each of the areas of Accountability, Empathy, Coping with Trauma, Relationship Skills, Sexuality, and the power of the Treatment Plan. The book links together individual, group and family treatment into one integrated , comprehensive program that treats both the perpetrator and victim in tandem.

Treating Sexually Abused Children in Adoptive Families
Helen L. Swan Books
This book presents the "Adoption/Sexual Abuse Treatment Model" (ASAT), an approach designed to integrate sexual abuse treatment and adoption theory into a systemic framework. The treatment progresses through four phases beginning before placement, and at each phase, the roles and tasks of each team member (parents, therapist, case worker, etc.) are spelled out. Although therapists are the intended audience, adoptive parents and adoption workers will also benefit from the insights and structure laid out in this book.

Treating the Aftermath of Sexual Abuse: A Handbook for Working with Children in Care
Osmond Books
This handbook is intended to guide caregivers and other professionals as they learn to understand the child’s story in the signs and signals that he or she gives them through behavior. As caregivers become careful, thoughtful listeners, they will be able to use day-to-day events in helping the child tell his or her story, understand how abuse has shaped the child’s life, and find the path to healing.

Understanding Children's Sexual Behaviors: What's Natural and Healthy

Toni Johnson Books
This 20-page booklet provides a definition of natural and healthy childhood sexual behaviors and contrasts this with 20 characteristics of children’s sexual behaviors which might alert adults that an assessment of the child by a qualified professional is indicated.

Understanding Your Child's Sexual Behavior: What’s Natural and Healthy

Toni Cavanagh Johnson Books
This readable, easily understood book for parents and caregivers explains children’s developing sexuality -- when their behaviors are normal and when to be concerned. It focuses on children from birth to approximately 12 years, providing valid strategies to both understand the behavior and respond to it.

A Very Touching Book
Jan Hindman Children's Books
This book is intended to be read and shown to a child by a parent. Through pictures and words, it teaches appropriate and inappropriate touching. It is written on a child’s level, but the cartoon like illustrations are anatomically correct to avoid confusion.
,

 
Terms of Use © 2010 A Family For Every Child