Whatever happened on the way to counselling? Hurdles in the interagency environment
Source TitleChild Abuse & Neglect
PublisherElsevier Science Ltd.
University of Melbourne Author/sHumphreys, Cathy
AffiliationArts: School of Social Work
Document TypeJournal (Paginated)
CitationsHumphreys, C. (1995). Whatever happened on the way to counselling? Hurdles in the interagency environment. Child Abuse & Neglect, 19(7), 801-809.
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A study of confirmed cases of child sexual abuse showed that only 56% of children received an appointment at a counselling agency in spite of explicit policy guidelines that children have an opportunity for counselling in the aftermath of the abuse. The study revealed that problems created at all levels within the interagency environment led to children becoming "lost" in the system and not receiving the services from which they could have benefited. Particular attention is given to changes in the broader policy and resource context which have ramifications at the local interagency level and in the services provided for sexually abused children.
Keywordsinteragency; child sexual abuse; counselling uptake
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