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Grooming is a process whereby an individual who plans to commit a sexual crime uses deception with the victim as well as the people in the environment (such as the victim’s family members, the offender’s family, etc.) so that the crime goes undetected. Despite the overwhelming presence of grooming in sexual crimes, there is a dearth of research on...
There are a multitude of behaviors that child sexual abusers use to ‘groom’ children into becoming vulnerable to abuse. In this study of 277 adult survivors of child sexual abuse, participants advised the many ways they were groomed into being abused by up to three perpetrators. The effects of three categories of grooming (Verbal Coercion, Grooming...
Self-care is recognized as an important aspect of social work practice. Beginning in educational settings, developing social workers are encouraged to learn about and practice self-care. However, self-care is typically promoted through strategies and approaches outside of the practice context. Social workers are oftentimes encouraged to use individ...
This study sought to examine the psychometric properties of the Grooming subscale of the Computer Assisted Maltreatment Inventory (CAMI) in a sample of adult survivors of child sexual abuse. There are currently no other research measures that examine grooming events as experienced by survivors, which underscores the importance of a reliable and val...
This article highlights the positive attributes of group work and the arts in higher education, outlining a specific approach to group work using theater during a family violence class in undergraduate social work education, which provides compelling results from faculty and student reports. The article provides an overview of the project, includin...
Juvenile sex offenders (JSO) are individuals under 18 years old who engage in harmful or inappropriate sexual acts. Treatment of JSO begins with a comprehensive risk assessment that evaluates static and dynamic factors in the youth and their environment that may have contributed to the behavior. Psychoeducation and individual, family, and group the...
By creating a program evaluation model that assesses multiple components from several perspectives, a social work division is able to determine the quality, effectiveness, and integrity of its offerings and support its mission to develop social work students for practice. This task is critical in supporting an off-campus program's ability to naviga...
I would like to examine the quality of the caretaker-child, and possibly other adult-child, attachment relationships in an individual who is now an adult. The measures I am finding examine the relationship from the child's perspective when they are still young, not retrospectively. Thank you!