Child and Adolescent Social Work Journal

, Volume 11, Issue 2, pp 107–122

Clinical social work and the family court: A new role in child sexual abuse cases


  • Virginia C. Strand
    • Graduate School of Social WorkFordham University

DOI: 10.1007/BF01875770

Cite this article as:
Strand, V.C. Child Adolesc Soc Work J (1994) 11: 107. doi:10.1007/BF01875770


Clinical social workers encounter difficult treatment issues when working with children where there is a suspicion of child sexual abuse, or where there has been an indicated child protective services case but no family court action. This article outlines a new role for the clinical social worker to play in relationship to the family court system. The author argues that the involvement of the clinician in an assessment process developed to aid the court can aid in the protection of children and set the stage for effective intervention and treatment.

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