Presenting a detailed and coherent analysis, exploring the key aspects of working with children and young people with sexually harmful behaviours, this revised and expanded volume includes fresh and updated chapters, which address context and systems issues, assessment and planning, as well as interventions and practitioner issues. The major topics covered include:
- policy, law, organizational contexts and service provision in the UK
- developing a comprehensive inter-agency system of response
- the management of sexual behaviour problems in schools and in placements
- assessment issues and resilience based approaches
- the abuse of information technologies such as mobile phones and the Internet
- methods of intervention with children and young people and their families
- unconscious processes in therapeutic work and practitioner support.
Written by well-respected contributors in this field and in an accessible manner, this text will be a valuable resource to a number of readers, including students, experienced professionals at front-line and managerial levels, and academics with an interest in this area of work.
Table of Contents
Part I: Context and Systems Issues. Erooga, Masson, Children and Young People with Sexually Harmful or Abusive Behaviours: Underpinning Knowledge, Principles, Approaches and Service Provision. Masson, Policy, Law and Organisational Contexts in the United Kingdom: Ongoing Complexity and Change. Morrison, Henniker, Building a Comprehensive Inter-agency Assessment and Intervention System for Young People Who Sexually Harm: The Aim Project. Carson, Understanding and Managing Sexual Behaviour Problems in School Settings. Part II: Assessment and Planning. Grant, Assessment Issues in Relation to Young People Who Have Sexually Abusive Behaviour. Bankes, Placement Provision and Placement Decisions: Resources and Processes. Epps, Looking After Young People Who Are At-risk for Sexual Abuse Behaviour. Hackett, Towards A Resilience Based Intervention Model for Young People With Harmful Sexual Behaviours. Quayle, Taylor, Young People Who Sexually Abuse: The Role of the New Technologies. Part III: Interventions. Vizard, Usiskin, Individual Psychotherapy for Young Sexual Abusers of Other Children. O’Callaghan, Quayle, Print, Working in Groups with Young Men Who Have Sexually Abused Others. Scott, Telford, Similarities and Differences in Working with Girls and Boys Who Display Sexually Harmful Behaviour: The Journey Continues. Butler, Elliott, Stop and Think: Changing Sexually Aggressive Behaviour in Young Children. Cherry, O’Shea, Therapeutic Work with Families of Young People Who Sexually Abuse. Beckett, Risk Prediction, Decision Making and Evaluation of Adolescent Sexual Abusers. Part IV: Practitioner Issues. Hackett, The Personal and Professional Context to Work with Children and Young People Who Have Sexually Abused. Bankes, The Responsibility Avoidance Syndrome: Unconscious Processes in Practitioners’ Therapeutic Work with Children and Young People Who Sexually Abuse.
'This volume will be of great benefit to practitioners.' - Community Care
‘It is not that long ago that to raise the topic of children and young people as abusers rather than the abused was met with some alarm not only by lay observers but by some child care practitioners. Over recent years the authors gathered together in this volume have done us a great service by opening up the topic and sharing their ideas and experience of working with such troubled young people. The various contributions allow the reader to understand the theoretical and practice base of this important area of work. Policy makers and practitioners should read this volume and, in so doing, will draw much to inform their deliberations and practice in equal measure. This is a challenging area of work and the authors and editors are to be congratulated for their endeavours on our behalf.’
Cedric Fullwood, Chair of the Cheshire Probation Board