A preliminary evaluation of a massage program for children who have been sexually abused and their non-abusing mothers

Powell, L.A. and Cheshire, A. 2010. A preliminary evaluation of a massage program for children who have been sexually abused and their non-abusing mothers. Journal of Child Sexual Abuse. 19 (2), pp. 141-155.

TitleA preliminary evaluation of a massage program for children who have been sexually abused and their non-abusing mothers
AuthorsPowell, L.A. and Cheshire, A.
Abstract

The aim of this study was to conduct a pilot evaluation of the Mosac Massage Program, a novel program that uses massage to address some of the difficulties faced by children who have been sexually abused and their nonabusing parents. Interviews were conducted with four participating mothers immediately before and after the program. Benefits included improved bonding and communication between mother and child and a relaxing and enjoyable therapy for both mother and child. The program appeared to be a useful complement to talking therapies. Further evaluations are needed to confirm the potential benefits.

JournalJournal of Child Sexual Abuse
Journal citation19 (2), pp. 141-155
ISSN1053-8712
YearMar 2010
PublisherTaylor & Francis
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)doi:10.1080/10538711003627256
Publication dates
PublishedMar 2010

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