Term Adult Child Sexual Abuse Survivor Counseling
Code RP-1400.8000-020.05
Definition Programs that provide therapeutic interventions for adults who, as children, were subjected to sexual abuse or exploitation that took place within the family by a parent, guardian, step-parent, sibling or other relative or outside the home by a friend, neighbor, child care provider, teacher or stranger, and who are dealing with the trauma of that experience in their adult lives. Child sexual abuse includes sexual kissing, touching, fondling a child's genitals, oral, anal or vaginal intercourse and incest (sexual intercourse between an adult family member and a child or between siblings) as well as behaviors that don't involve contact such as genital exposure ("flashing"), intentionally engaging in sexual activity in front of a child, verbal pressure for sex, and sexual exploitation for purposes of prostitution or pornography. Counseling is offered in a variety of settings and may include individual, conjoint, family and group therapy sessions.
Created 5/26/11
Changed 9/10/19
Use References Adult Incest Survivor Counseling
Child Sexual Abuse Counseling for Adults
Counseling for Adults Sexually Abused as Children
Incest Survivor Counseling for Adults
See Also References Sexual Assault/Incest Support Groups (PN-8100.0200-800)
External Classification Terms Counseling (UW
Counseling (NTE F60)
Family Violence Counseling (NPC F06.02)
Mental Health/Addictions (AIRS MH-500)
Mental Health/Addictions (CAN MH-500)
Personal Safety (ACH E-01)
Related Concepts Foster Care Transition Services
Sexual Assault
Facet Service
Bibliographic References "Child Sexual Abuse", American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, http://www.aacap.org/cs/root/facts_for_families/child_sexual_abuse Source: "What is Sexual Assault?, Department of Commerce, State of Washington, http://www.commerce.wa.gov/site/261/default.aspx

"Child Sexual Abuse", A National Center for PTSD Fact Sheet, by Julia Whealin, Ph.D., National Center for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder website, U.S. Department of Veteran's Affairs,

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