We Are Not Alone: A Guidebook for Helping Professionals and Parents Supporting Adolescent Victims of Sexual Abuse

1st Edition

Jade Christine Angelica

Routledge
Published January 24, 2002
Reference - 250 Pages
ISBN 9780789009258 - CAT# HW12370

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Summary

Guide and protect sexually abused teenagers through the prosecution of their abusers!

This indispensable book is designed to help you guide adolescent sexual abuse victims through the social services and criminal justice systems. We Are Not Alone explains the process of reporting, investigating, and prosecuting cases of sexual abuse. It is the only available court-oriented resource targeted toward teenage victims.

We Are Not Alone is also a valuable guidebook to the victims’emotional reactions at the various stages, so you can understand the victims’needs and avoid retraumatizing them. Two supplemental workbooks--one for boys and another for girls--are available separately. We Are Not Alone includes the text of the two supplemental workbooks, along with suggested topics for discussion so you can gently help adolescent victims bring out their feelings.


We Are Not Alone offers practical information on the criminal justice system, including:
  • descriptions of the roles of police officers, social service workers, attorneys, judges, and the victim
  • detailed explanations of each step in the process
  • discussions of the victim's likely reactions and concerns at each stage of the process
  • a glossary of legal terms
  • references and resources for teenage victims, their families, and professionals
This guide is an essential reference for victim witness advocates, social workers, prosecutors, and therapists working to support these young victims. School administrators and teachers, as well as parents of victims, will also find We Are Not Alone an indispensable resource.

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