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Finding Your Way
What Happens When You Tell About Abuse



July 2012 | 72 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
This brief-easy-to-understand book explains what happens when a child discloses abuse and how various systems may respond to this disclosure, from investigation through prosecution or juvenile court involvement to therapy.

Intended for children 9-18, this book is written in a supportive tone and helps children to understand what abuse is, the steps that are taken to protect the child, the process of prosecuting the abuser, and the child's own feeling and healing process.

 
Introduction
 
What Is Abuse?
 
Telling What Happened
 
Filing Charges
 
Preliminary Hearing or Grand Jury
 
Chips/Protection and Services
 
Types of Lawyers
 
The Criminal Trial
 
Sentencing
 
Your Feelings
 
Healing
 
Resource People

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