Volume 18, Issue 3 (1989)
Outside the Realm of Psychotherapy: Consultation for Interventions With Sexualized Children
Barbara R. Slater, Mary M. Gallagher
ABSTRACT: Child victims of sexual abuse frequently display sexualized behaviors disruptive to overall classroom functioning. These include masturbation, sexually explicit verbalizations, expression of pseudo-mature sexual needs, exposure, sexualization of teacher-child and/or peer relationships, and sexually toned aggression. In addition to treatment outside of the school, there are many techniques which can be implemented by teachers to alleviate such behaviors within the school environment. This article presents a consultation model of specific interventions which may be facilitated by the school psychologist and implemented by the classroom teacher or staff member. Consultation for teacher interventions include provision of objective information to teachers and staff, assistance in monitoring and regulating the classroom environment, and instruction in direct intervention with targeted children. Examples of implementations are provided.
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