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A Mother's Nightmare - Incest : A Practical Legal Guide for Parents and Professionals - John E. B. Myers

A Mother's Nightmare - Incest

A Practical Legal Guide for Parents and Professionals

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Published: 1st August 1997
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When parents - usually mothers - try to protect their children from sexual abuse, they can be devastated to find that support from the legal system is not always there. Suspecting their husbands or partners of the abuse, mothers may seek a divorce and custody or, if already divorced, request withdrawal of visitation rights. However, if unable to prove abuse, a mother can be labelled `hysterical' and her desperate efforts to secure her child's safety may jeopardize her case - and even result in the suspected perpetrator being granted custody of the child.

A ddressesing this troubling issue, this book provides parents and professionals with the necessary information to protect themselves against a legal system backfire. John

One Mother's Nightmare
Essential Information About Child Sexual Abuse
Defining Child Sexual Abuse and Other Forms of Child Maltreatment
What Does the Future Hold for a Child Who Has Been Sexually Abused?
Who Are the Men Who Sexually Abuse Children? Why Do They Do It? Can Molesters Be Cured?
A Mother's Allies: The Legal System, A Good Lawyer, Mental Health Professionals
Introduction to the US Legal System
Criminal Court, Family Court, Juvenile Court
Finding a Lawyer
Help from Mental Health Professionals
The Critically Important Psychosocial Assessment
Detailed Discussion Of The Criminal Justice System, Family Court, Child Protective Services And Juvenile Court
The Criminal Justice System
Family Court
Divorce, Child Custody and Child Visitation
Child Protective Services Agency and Juvenile Court
Proving Child Sexual Abuse In Court: Overcoming Obstacles And Protecting Your Child
Obstacles to Proving Child Sexual Abuse in Court
Sorting Out Your Suspicions, Controlling Your Emotions
The Legal Importance of What Your Child Tells You and Others about the Abuse
Changes in Your Child's Behavior as Evidence of Sexual Abuse
Summing It All Up: Plan For Victory, Prepare For Defeat
Plan for Victory
Prepare for Defeat
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ISBN: 9780761910589
ISBN-10: 0761910581
Series: Interpersonal Violence: The Practice Series (Paperback)
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 264
Published: 1st August 1997
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.37 x 15.39  x 1.63
Weight (kg): 0.43