Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

Family advocates to assist children and families of alleged sexual abuse in a forensic interviewing center: A grant proposal
by Harrison, Steven T., M.S.W., California State University, Long Beach, 2010, 63; 1487075
Abstract (Summary)

The purpose of this project was to locate a potential funding source and write a grant to provide Mental Health Family Advocates (MHFAs) in a forensic interviewing center in Sonoma County. Redwood Children's Center (RCC) is a forensic interviewing center that serves children and youth under the age 18 years who are alleged victims of sexual abuse. Children are interviewed and medically examined if certain criteria are met in a child friendly environment.

MHFAs meet with families in crisis and link children and families to counseling services. A multidisciplinary team consisting of social workers, district attorneys, law enforcement, medical professionals, and interns work with the children and families. The objective of seeking funding for MHFAs through the National Child Traumatic Stress Network is to provide immediate support and linkages to referrals for counseling to serve child victims of sexual abuse and non-offending parents.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Potts, Marilyn
School: California State University, Long Beach
School Location: United States -- California
Source: MAI 49/02M, Masters Abstracts International
Subjects: Social work, Criminology
Publication Number: 1487075
ISBN: 978-1-124-32217-9
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