A group intervention model for sexual abuse: Treatment and education in an inpatient child psychiatric setting

  • Ruthie Steinberg
  • Mary Sunkenberg


The development of a sexual abuse education and treatment group on an inpatient unit for children with cases of alleged or confirmed sexual abuse is described. Group structure is outlined using Finklehor's (1985, 1986) four “traumagenic” stages. Group activities as well as an educational component are discussed, and brief case examples are reviewed.

Key Words

sexual abuse children's group inpatient 


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© Human Sciences Press, Inc 1994

Authors and Affiliations

  • Ruthie Steinberg
    • 1
  • Mary Sunkenberg
    • 1
  1. 1.Montclair

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