Boundaries and Family Practices: Implications for Assessing Child Abuse

  title={Boundaries and Family Practices: Implications for Assessing Child Abuse},
  author={T. Johnson and R. Hooper},
  journal={Journal of Child Sexual Abuse},
  pages={103 - 125}
SUMMARY Family practices related to hygiene, affection behavior, and privacy were studied using a sample of mental health and child welfare professionals. The professionals were asked to use their own experience to state up to what age it was acceptable for parents and children of the same gender and mixed gender to engage in certain family practices. For virtually all family practices, respondents reported lower appropriate ages for mixed gender pairs. Family practices were acceptable for… Expand
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