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Title Childhood sexual assault victims : long-term outcomes after testifying in criminal court / Jodi A. Quas ... [et al.] ; with commentary by Jeffrey J. Haugaard.

Imprint Boston, Mass. : Blackwell Pub., 2005.

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Location Call No. Status OPAC Message Public Note Gift Note
 Moore Stacks  RC569.5.A28 C45 2005    Available  ---
Description vii, 145 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
Series Monographs of the Society for Research in Child Development ; serial no. 280, v. 70, no. 2
Monographs of the Society for Research in Child Development ; v. 70, no. 2.
Summary "Describes the first systematic, longitudinal investigation of the long-term outcomes for adolescents and young adults who were involved in criminal court prosecutions as child sexual abuse victims ... Testifying repeatedly, especially in cases involving severe abuse, continued to predict adverse mental health consequences over time ... Children's developmental level at the time of the legal case also played an important role in predicting long-term outcomes. Overall, findings highlight the need to consider multiple factors when assessing consequences of legal involvement on child victims"--Back cover.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. 118-127).
Contents Abstract -- Introduction -- Method -- Coding, analytic plan, and preliminary analysis -- Current mental health -- Attitudes toward the legal system -- Emotional reactions at court in relation to current mental health and attitudes -- General discussion -- Implications of longitudinal research with child witnesses for developmental theory, public policy, and intervention strategies / Jeffrey J. Haugaard.
Subject Adult child sexual abuse victims -- United States -- Psychology.
Sexual abuse victims -- United States -- Psychology.
Child witnesses -- United States.
Child sexual abuse -- Investigation -- United States.
Trials (Child sexual abuse) -- United States.
Added Author Quas, Jodi A.
Haugaard, Jeffrey J., 1951-