Sexual abuse in children is a common problem. The Department of Psychological Medicine at Great Ormond Street Hospital, London, have developed a treatment approach based on six sessions of small group work with sexually abused young children. It is evident that they have considerable experience and have produced a training package to help other professionals working in this field. The package consists of a video, detailed manual and flash-cards. The video begins with a brief introduction to the whole subject. The major portion of the tape is given over to clinical illustrations from sessions and these are briefly commented on. The tape shows the children progressing and the staff coping with problems such as shyness. At the end of the tape there is a discussion between the presenter (Dr E. Vizard) and Dr A. Bentovim about the project and its successes, failures and limitations. They also discuss how the group work fits in with other treatment strategies.
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