Open Access Graduate Research Paper
Counselors working in the mental health profession are more frequently dealing with the issue of child sexual abuse than ever before. This is true despite the specialized populations with which counselors are working. For example, counselors and other professionals working with adult alcoholics or mental patients are becoming more aware that some of their clients have been sexually abused as children or are the perpetrators of child sexual abuse, or both. This is true at my work setting, the Mental Health Institute, Independence, Iowa, due to both a significant increase in the literature available on child sexual abuse and because House File 451 added Iowa Code Section 232.69(5) which became effective July 1, 1985. This law identifies who are mandatory reporters and requires them to receive training in the identification and reporting of child abuse.
Year of Submission
Master of Arts
Department of Educational Administration and Counseling
Robert T. Lembke
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©1987 Mark Cecil Kalvik
Kalvik, Mark Cecil, "Issues of intervention in child sexual abuse" (1987). Graduate Research Papers. 2652.