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November 2000Vol. 1, No. 7The Sexualized Child in Foster Care: A Guide for Foster Parents and Other Professionals

Hoyle, S. G. Child Welfare League of America. 2000. 117 pages. $14.95.

Foster parents and mental health professionals often struggle to care for and treat children who have been sexually abused. This practical guide provides information, training tips, and a wide range of resources for helping these children and promoting normal development, while reducing sexual acting out. Chapters cover:

  • Sex and sexuality
  • A discussion of normal sexual behavior
  • The signs and symptoms of sexual abuse
  • Assessment and treatment of sexual abuse
  • Coping with sexually aggressive children in foster care
  • Understanding the emotion cost of working with sexually traumatized children.

A bibliography, list of resources, and references are provided.

To purchase a copy, contact:
Child Welfare League of America, Inc.
P.O. Box 2019
Annapolis Junction, MD 20701-2019
Phone: 800-407-6273
Fax: 301-206-9789