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Department of Counselor Education


School Counselor Center
Resource Catalog

 

Subject: Child Abuse

 

BOOKS

Title:  Child Abuse
Author 1: Center on Evaluation, Development, Research
Author 2:
Publisher: Phi Delta Kappa
Date:  1987
Categories: Child Abuse
Format: Resource
Call Number: C1200

Summary: This volume attempts to provide information to teachers and counselors to help them discharge their legal responsibilities.  In addition, it provides an understanding of the complex nature of child abuse.  The first section is organized to give the reader a sense of perspective about the nature and magnitude of the problem.  Symptoms of abuse are listed; factors that inhibit accurate reporting are suggested; and reporting responsibilities are summarized.  Consequences of abuse such as learning disabilities, lack of self-concept, behavioral and emotional problems are discussed.  And information regarding some of the programs, techniques and therapies that have been used successfully to prevent and resolve abusive situations is presented. 

(Grades K-12)

 

Title:  Sometimes it's O. K. to Tell Secrets!
Author 1: Lenett, Robin
Author 2: Barthelme, Dana & Crane, Bob
Publisher: RGA Publishing Group, Inc.
Date:  1986
Categories: Child Abuse, Sexual, Elementary Counseling
Format: Storybook
Call Number: C1204

Summary: Sometimes it's O. K. to Tell Secrets! is a wonderful resource for parents and teachers to utilize in instructing children about protecting themselves from those who might victimize them.  It is the responsibility of all parents and guardians to educate themselves on the subject of child abuse.  This book is not meant to scare but rather to educate.  Children need to learn that they can tell their parents anything, especially if something is wrong.  Adults, in turn, must learn to listen and must give their children the freedom to tell. 

(Grades K-6)

 

Title:  Children's Domestic Abuse Program
Author 1: Montgomery, Mary
Author 2:
Publisher: KIDSRIGHTS
Date:  1991
Categories: Child Abuse, Domestic, Families
Format: Manual
Call Number: C1206

Summary: Children's Domestic Abuse Program is designed so that children  will have the opportunity to:  learn ways to express feelings honestly and directly; improve their self esteem; understand how violence in the home has affected them; be familiar with the four types of abuse (physical, verbal, emotional, and sexual); learn  they are not responsible for violence in the home nor can they stop it from happening; develop a personal protection plan against all forms of abuse; learn a nonviolent problem-solving approach and understand that others have had experiences similar to their own. 

(Grades K-6)

  

Title:  Once Upon a Time...
Author 1: Davis, Nancy
Author 2:
Publisher: Psychological Associates of Oxon Hill
Date:  1990
Categories: Child Abuse, Elementary Children, Families
Format: Storybook
Call Number: C1207

Summary: Once Upon A Time... is a collection of therapeutic stories specifically designed to heal the trauma of abuse, to teach self-understanding, self-love and personal power.  The stories serve a variety of purposes.  They are entertaining and generally short enough to hold the interest of the listener.  More importantly, they give messages which talk directly to the unconscious of the listener with directives about love, power and healing. 

(Grades K-6)

 

Title:  Intervention Strategies for Sexual Abuse
Author 1: Rencken, Robert H.
Author 2:
Publisher: American Assoc. for Counseling & Development
Date:  1989
Categories: Child Abuse, Sexual, Counseling Strategies
Format: Text
Call Number: C1209

Summary: Mental health counselors, school counselors, public offender counselors, rehabilitation counselors, and marriage and family therapists will find in this unique book a broad perspective on the dimensions and treatment of child sexual abuse as well as practical intervention strategies.  It answers hard-hitting questions like:  How does a history of abuse affect a college student's relationships?...and...What strategies can be effective in intervening in a sexual abuse situation even if you are not the primary counselor?  Covers many important issues:  familial and societal dynamics; the legal/criminal justice system; intervention strategies for the victim, offender, family, adult survivors and more. 

(Grades K-6)

  

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Title:  When Children Abuse
Author 1: Cunningham, Carolyn
Author 2: MacFarlane, Kee
Publisher: Safer Society Press
Date:  1996
Categories: Child Abuse
Format: Text/Activity Book
Call Number: C1210

Summary: Incorporating the author's acclaimed 1991 publication When Children Molest Children, this expanded manual offers enlightening theoretical guidelines as well as many highly structured exercises and activities for treatment of youngsters exhibiting severe impulse control problems such as acts of rage and violence, animal torture, fire setting and sexual abuse.  The authors clarify the range of emotional and pragmatic issues that must be considered if these troubled boys and girls are to grow into health.  They engage the genuinely creative participation of children as well as their parents or caregivers in the healing process. 

(Ages 4-12)

  

Title:  Steps to Healthy Touching
Author 1: MacFarlane, Kee
Author 2: Cunningham, Carolyn
Publisher: KIDSRIGHTS
Date:  1996
Categories: Child Abuse
Format: Text/Workbook
Call Number: C1211

Summary: Written in the tradition of Alcoholics Anonymous' Twelve Step program, this 160 page workbook combines a specialized interpretation of the Twelve Steps and twelve traditions with interactive activities for the child, therapist discussions, and homework assignments that must be completed and signed.  A fully integrated treatment program for children who have problems with sexually inappropriate behavior.

(Ages 5-12)

 

Title: Break the Silence: Kids Against Child Abuse
Author 1: Aims Teaching Module
Author 2:
Publisher: Aims Multimedia
Date: 2000
Categories: Child Abuse
Format: Activity Booklet
Call Number: C1217

Summary: This booklet is a comprehensive teacher's lesson plan designed to actively motivate students and that will provide the teacher with easy accessible and easily manageable instructional guidelines designed to make the teaching role more efficient and rewarding.

 

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VIDEOS

Title: Child Abuse: Breaking the Cycle
Author:
Publisher: Sunburst Communications
Date: 1983
Categories: Child Abuse
Format: Video
Call Number: C1201

Summary: While this video may be older, it still provides exceptional information pertaining to child abuse. This video is designed to introduce students to the subject of abuse and to offer positive suggestions for recognizing, coping with, and avoiding the cycle. It deals with many forms of abuse: physical beating, physical neglect, emotional maltreatment, and sexual abuse. It offers a forum for discussion that should lead to the conclusion that although child abuse is widespread, it is also treatable... and avoidable.

   

Title:  Child Abuse Reporting:  A Strategy for Acting on Ethical Response (#79021)
Author 1: Stadler, Holly A.
Author 2:
Publisher: American Assoc. for Counseling & Development
Date: 1989
Categories: Child Abuse
Format: Video
Call Number: C1202

Summary: This video outlines strategies for acting on ethical responsibilities.  A counselor uses the decision-tree model to assist clients in the process of reporting abuse.  The model outlines choices and provides the client a feeling of control over the options involved in reporting.  (51 min.) 

(Grades K-12)

  

Title:  Sexual Abuse & Harassment:  Causes, Prevention... Coping
Author 1:
Author 2:
Publisher: Guidance Associates, Inc.
Date:  1987
Categories: Child Abuse, Sexual, Incest, Harassment
Format: Video
Call Number: C1203

Summary: This program is designed to help young people recognize sexually harassing and abusive behavior so they can better protect themselves by taking firm, effective action to stop harassment or abuse, and by learning to prevent situations from degenerating into abuse.  The program helps young people understand that sexual harassment and abuse actually encompass a wide range of behaviors, including any unwanted intimate touches.  The program outlines a variety of options for preventing, stopping and coping with both harassment and abuse. 

(Grades K-12)

 

Title:  Child Abuse
Author 1:
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Publisher: Films for the Humanities & Sciences, Inc.
Date:  1987
Categories: Child Abuse
Format: Video
Call Number: C1208

Summary: This programs deals with the delicate subject of sexually and physically abused children.  A therapist who deals with sex offenders describes the common characteristics of abusers; a clinical social worker trained to talk with sexually abused children discusses the effects of abuse on the child, explaining how she uses anatomically correct dolls to help children recreate what has happened to them.  The program offers tips on the questions to ask when selecting a day care center.  A neurologist discusses the kinds of behavior and symptoms that offer clues to help identify a physically abused child.  (19 min.) 

(Grades K-6)

 

Title:  PTSD in Children:  Move in the Rhythm of the Child (#7627-V)
Author 1:
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Publisher: Gift From Within
Date:
Categories: Child Abuse
Format: video
Call Number: C1212

Summary: The third in a series of videotapes, this video explains the circumstances, symptoms and therapy techniques for childhood Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.  The video features five noted PTSD specialists.  Primarily intended for health professionals and school personnel, this video provides the most up-to-date information on the study of PTSD in children and its relevance in our communities.  (60 min.) 

(Ages K-6)

 

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Title:  The Last Taboo
Author 1:
Author 2:
Publisher: KIDSRIGHTS
Date:
Categories: Child Abuse
Format: video
Call Number: C1213

Summary: This video focuses on sexual abuse that occurs between children.  Through interviews with real victims and perpetrators of sexual abuse the cause of sexual abuse and other issues surrounding it are discussed and analyzed.  Interviews with professionals are also used to help the viewer understand the realities of abuse and the psychological development of children.  The video also analyzes what is currently being done to help 'cure' young sexual offenders.  (40 min.) 

(Grades K-6)

 

Title:  The Sexual Abuse Cycle in the Treatment of Adolescent Sexual Abusers
Author 1:
Author 2:
Publisher: KIDSRIGHTS
Date:
Categories: Child Abuse
Format: Video
Call Number: C1214

Summary: Sandra Lane and Connie Isaac present their model for The Sexual Abuse Cycle as well as Treatment Aspects.  This video is aimed toward helping professionals understand why adolescents sexually abuse others.  It also introduces treatments they can use to help stop the cycle by teaching the offenders how to control and manage sexually abusive thoughts and behaviors.  Separate models for preadolescents and intellectually handicapped clients are also provided.  All of the models focus on power and control issues relating to the sexual abuse cycle.  The presenters provide examples for each stage and intervention. 

(Grades K-12)

    

Title: Child Abuse - An Investigative Interview
Author:
Publisher: Kids Rights
Date:
Categories: Child Abuse, Supplemental
Format: Video
Call Number: C1218

Summary: This video provides information for counselors on how to conduct an effective interview with children who have been or are currently being sexually or physically abused. This informative and descriptive video explains approaches and procedures during the interview process. Examples are given of an actual interview, one showing proper techniques to use and the other showing non-effective techniques, and the consequences that follow. This video is very descriptive, informative, and valuable. (30 min.)

 

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KITS

Title:  Sexual Abuse of Children - Educational Tapes and Dolls
Author 1:
Author 2:
Publisher: Migima Designs
Date:  1982
Categories: Child Abuse
Format: audio tapes, dolls
Call Number: C1215

Summary: Includes four anatomically correct dolls and 3 audio tapes. 

Tape 1 - Interviewing the Young Sex Crime Victim With the Aid of Dolls is an informative cassette for training police officers, counselors, child protective service workers, district attorneys and medical personnel in effective interviewing techniques and courtroom procedures (10 min.). 

Tape 2 - Sex Education: A guide For Parents and Educators examines how much information should be given to a child about sex and at what age (22 min.). 

Tape 3 - Talking to a Child About Preventing Sexual Molestation examines the problem of child sexual molestation, the myths surrounding abuse, symptoms a child victim may exhibit and what to do if you suspect a child has been molested (20 min.)

(Grades K-6)

 

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