Date of Award


Document Type

Open Access Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Social Work (MSW)


Social Work

First Advisor

Laura Boisen

Second Advisor

Tony Bibus

Third Advisor

Claudia Johnson


This research work investigates what types of services are being provided to address the needs of sexually abused children in emergency shelters located in the metropolitan area of Minneapolis and St. Paul. The study was done in order to determine if the children's shelters are serving the needs of sexually abused children who are removed from their homes. This study surveyed directors of children's emergency shelters in the metropolitan area on what services are provided by their shelter to this population of children. The results of the survey showed that the services provided for this specific population of children are minimal and mostly inconsistent with what research has shown is greatly needed to help sexually abused children develop into normal and healthy individuals.


SC 11.MSW.2001.Davis.KL

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