Term Child Abuse Support Groups
Code PN-8100.0200-100
Definition Mutual support groups whose members are individuals who have been involved in a persistent pattern of violence and/or neglect involving a child which may include abandonment, emotional abuse, emotional deprivation, physical abuse and corporal punishment that results in a traumatic condition, physical neglect and/or inadequate supervision and/or sexual abuse or exploitation. The groups meet in-person, by telephone or via the Internet; provide emotional support, information and resources for those who participate; and may be structured for children who are victims of abuse, siblings, non-abusing parents or other adults living in the household, adults who were abused as children, parents who are involved in child abuse or fear they may abuse their children or others who are responsible for an abused child and are involved in the abuse.
Created 12/8/10
Changed 2/7/11
Use References Abusive Parent Support Groups
See Also References Adult Child Abuse Survivor Counseling (RP-1400.8000-020.03)
Child Abuse Counseling (RP-1400.8000-020.15)
Child Abuse Hotlines (RP-1500.1400-150)
Child Abuse Prevention (FN-1500.1900-150)
Child Abuse Protective/Restraining Orders (FT-6940.1500)
Child Abuse Volunteer Opportunities (PX-2300.0200-150)
Child Advocacy Centers (FT-3000.1450)
Children's Protective Services (PH-6500.1500)
Child Sexual Exploitation Reporting (FN-1700.1300)
Family Group Conferencing (PH-2360.2300)
Parent Counseling (RP-1400.8000-650)
Parent Support Groups (PN-8100.6500-650)
External Classification Terms Counseling (NTE F60)
Counseling (UW
Individual, Family and Community Support (USA IF-330)
Individual/Family Services (CAN IF-330)
Personal Safety (ACH E-01)
Personal Social Services (NTE P50)
Personal Social Services (NPC P05)
Related Concepts Child Abuse
Children and Youth
Early Childhood Programs/Services
Foster Care Transition Services
Organization/Facility Type
Facet Organization/Facility Type
Bibliographic References The Self-Help Sourcebook: Finding and Forming Mutual Aid Self-Help Groups, Fourth Edition, American Self-Help Clearinghouse, Riverside Medical Center, Denville, NJ, 1992

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