National survey of professional practice in child sexual abuse

  title={National survey of professional practice in child sexual abuse},
  author={Jon R. Conte and Linda Fogarty and Mary Elizabeth Collins},
  journal={Journal of Family Violence},
A sample of 276 professionals described how they spend their professional time, their attitudes and knowledge about etiology and treatment of sexual abuse. Professionals were also asked to respond to a case vignette where varied on two dimensions: age of the child victim and relationship of the offender to the victim. Agencies receiving the questionnaire were randomly assigned to one of the six possible scenario conditions resulting from the two dimensions.