Louanne Lawson

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  • L Lawson
  • 1990
Sexually abused children need physical evaluation to determine if they have been injured, infected, or impregnated by the activity, and to reassure them about their bodies. The physical evaluation can be very frightening because it may involve sensations similar to those felt during the abuse. In order to cope, children need information about the purpose(More)
In this retrospective case-control study, researchers examined risk factors for four types of work-related injury (WRI) in hospital employees. Data were collected from employee health charts and computer databases (N = 2050) and analyzed using logistic regression. Study results showed that strain injuries were related to increased age, increased body mass(More)
OBJECTIVE This study was designed to test the influence of gender, type of abuse, and other factors on the development of psychopathology in abused children. METHOD Forty-one children who had been abused repeatedly either physically or sexually by a parent or parent figure were given the revised Diagnostic Interview for Children and Adolescents. RESULTS(More)
Child sexual abusers' descriptions of their thoughts, behaviors, and relationships were identified by reviewing qualitative research studies published between 1982 and 2001. Offenders used cognitive distortions to meet personal needs, protect themselves from aversive self-awareness, and overcome internal inhibitions against engaging children in sexual(More)
The purpose of this study was to determine what kind of treatment women convicted of molesting children thought they should receive and what they hoped to achieve in treatment. Data were collected from 14 offenders in individual and focused group interviews. The data were analyzed by constant comparison. During the interviews, offenders defined treatment in(More)
Interventions for child sexual abusers should take into account their perspectives on the context of their offenses, but no descriptions of everyday life from the offender's point of view have been published. This study therefore explored female offenders' views of their strengths and challenges. Documented risk assessments of 20 female offenders were(More)
  • L Lawson
  • 1998
TOPIC Traumatized youngsters are disproportionately represented in out-of-home treatment facilities. Conceptual models that guide treatment of traumatized youngsters are not well integrated with models that guide milieu management. PURPOSE To describe a milieu management approach for treatment of traumatized youngsters. SOURCES Clinical experience with(More)
The Central Arkansas Veterans Healthcare System (CAVHS) spends $1 million annually on occupational illnesses and injuries. To address the problem of injuries among hospital employees, a retrospective case-control study was conducted to examine select risk factors for work-related injuries (WRI) among CAVHS employees. Study methods included a review of(More)
Resident physicians' contacts with the legal system during management of abused children may influence their attitudes, which were evaluated in a pilot survey completed by 42 pediatric and medicine/pediatric residents. Although negative attitudes toward attorneys were common, almost all of the residents considered general and hearing-specific legal training(More)