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Sexually Abused Children | Treatment Modalities Part I
Posted on 10-2-2011

While interest in and concern about sexual molestation of preschool children have been increasing, treatment plans and therapeutic issues for young sexually abused children have rarely been addressed. Generally, references have been made in passing to the use of play or arts therapy in treating young, cognitively unsophisticated victims. The literature on treatment of child sexual abuse victims of any age is currently sparse, and almost all of our knowledge is based on clinical anecdotes and case studies, rather than on careful empirical investigations with meaningful outcome measures. Sgroi's Handbook of Clinical Intervention in Child Sexual Abuse (1982) represents one notable effort to deal with data from a full, ongoing specialized program for in depth treatment of child sexual abuse, including at least rough measures of therapeutic outcome. However, even in Sgroi's extensive exploration, issues in treatment of very young victims are not delineated clearly or specifically addressed. Actual treatment protocols or detailed therapy plans for preschool age sexually abused children are mostly nonexistent.

In reviewing what literature is available on treatment of child sexual abuse, it appears that most writers espouse some sort of family systems approach to treatment planning. 1975). In a review of treatment strategies, Dixen and Jenkins (1981) concluded that a combination of behavior therapy (to change the perpetrator's arousal to children), marital therapy, and family therapy has considerable potential. While some psychoanalytically oriented therapists advocate individual therapy that is generally long term, 1980), recommendations from comprehensive treatment programs are for use of a variety of therapeutic modalities. For example, Henry Giarretto, in describing the pioneering Child Sexual Abuse Treatment Program in Santa Clara County, California, advocates the following order of treatment for father daughter incest: (1) individual counseling for the child, mother, and father; (2) mother daughter counseling; (3) marital counseling; (4) father daughter counseling; (5) family counseling; and (6) group counseling, including Parents United and Daughters and Sons United self help groups.

Similarly, Suzanne Sgroi of Connecticut's Sexual Trauma Treatment Program uses a multiple modality, multiple therapist approach to families involved in child sexual abuse. In her program, the first step is to assign each family member a separate individual therapist. Dyadic therapy for mother and daughter may follow, and may occur simultaneously with group therapy. Sgroi feels that group therapy is the preferred eventual treatment modality for most adolescent victims. Arts therapy is seen as helpful for younger children who may not have reached a level of cognitive development where they are able to resolve problems verbally. Like Giarretto's group, the Connecticut group feels that family therapy must be preceded by individual therapy, and in some cases group therapy, for all involved members. Family therapy is seen as only appropriate in incest cases when the parents are willing to take total responsibility for the sexual abuse of the child. (see SEXUALLY ABUSED CHILDREN | TREATMENT MODALITIES PART II)

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