The ABC’s of Sexual Assault provides a solid foundation of knowledge for every member of a Sexual Assault Response Team (law enforcement officers, child protection case managers, prosecutors, victim advocates, medical and mental health professionals, and forensic interviewers). This book is designed to be a reliable resource for anyone sorting through the unique forensic and legal aspects of a sexual assault case including judges, defense attorneys, defendants, and the media as well as any sexual assault victim, family member or friend.
Michelle Ditton is a Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner and the Chief Nursing Officer of the Fort Wayne Sexual Assault Treatment Center. Laurie Gray is an attorney, child forensic interviewer, and adjunct professor of criminal sciences at Indiana Tech. Together they walk lay persons and professionals alike through the labyrinth of sexual assault in the criminal justice system.
“I was impressed with the detail and practical information presented by the two authors who are obviously experts in their respective fields... I would highly recommend this book for anyone involved in the investigation of sexual assaults.”
~Vernon J. Geberth, Retired Lieutenant Commander NYPD and author of Sex-Related Homicide and Death Investigation
“This book is the first book I have read cover to cover in such a short time. It is a MUST for law enforcement, attorneys, and all health professionals and students in the medial field. ... Highly recommend!"
To place a wholesale order or purchase multiple copies through Socratic Parenting LLC for MDT use, classrooms, or trainings, please send an email to Laurie@SocraticParenting.com and reference "ABC order" in the subject line.
From the Foreword
The ABC’s of Sexual Assault is a great resource for everyone who is involved in the assessment, treatment, and support of victims of sexual assault. Medical and non-medical professionals who care for and interact with the legal system for child, adolescent and adult survivors will greatly benefit from the knowledge they attain after reading this excellent book.
One of the things that my colleagues and I do most often when teaching others about the sexual abuse examination is to dispel the many myths about the child’s body and how it reacts to sexual molestation and rape. This book will be a great tool for all the members of the multidisciplinary team that work with victims of assault and their families to explain and challenge those myths.
Joyce A. Adams, MD
Clinical Professor of Pediatrics
University of California, Davis Medical Center
Specialist and Consultant in Child Abuse Pediatrics
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