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Working with Children and Young People Who Sexually Abuse

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Thinking, research and practice in this important area of work all continue to change rapidly. The pressures and expectations on workers and agencies increase. The consequences for everyone involved are wide-ranging and far-reaching. Essential reading for anyone who needs to keep up-to-date with how we understand and work with these young people, this book: reports on emerging areas of practice; offers contributions from professional disciplines who have recently become involved in this work; provides a single source for reference and practice on what is new and important; and, has been brought together by an editor whose three earlier books (RHP 1999, 2002, 2005) have all been highly acclaimed. "Essential reading...a mine of information." - "Rostrum". "A range of material from around the world." - "Community Care". "Very interesting and well-written." - "Child & Family Social Work". This new volume builds on what was reported there. It addresses: research and theory; assessment; intervention; treatment; engagement; management and outcomes. It draws on an even wider range of professional disciplines, continues to offer a range of perspectives and - crucially - extends the availability of options for workers.
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Introduction.; Just how different are they? Diversity and the treatment of young people with harmful sexual behaviours.; A study on the experiences of black and Asian young people whose behaviour is sexually harmful.; Using typologies to individualise the assessment, treatment and supervision of young people who sexually abuse.; Good lives theoretical model of rehabilitation: reducing risks and promoting strengths with adolescent sexual offenders.; Emerging personality disorders in sexually harmful young people.; The relationship between deviant arousal and sexual recidivism in adolescent sex offenders.; Working with the families of children and young people who sexually harm: it shouldn't be an optional extra.; Young people with learning disabilities who sexually abuse: understanding, identifying and responding from within generic education and welfare services.; Special needs adolescent sex offenders: characteristics and treatment outcome.; Adolescent risk assessment: practice, policy, language and ourselves.; Emerging data for risk prediction and identification of offender subgroups: implications for specialised treatment and risk management.; Static, stable and dynamic risks and assets relevant to the prevention and treatment of abusive behaviour.; Empirically guided practice with young people who sexually abuse: a risk factor approach to assessment and evaluation.; The implications of attachment theory in the treatment of sexually abusive youth.; Assessment issues with young people who sexually abuse who engage in sexually abusive behaviours through the new technologies.; Restorative Justice: can it work with young people who sexually abuse? Current treatment issues with recommendations for future developments.; An overview of social responsibility therapy for preteen children with sexual behaviour problems.; Integrated group work for high-risk adolescents with diverse needs.

About the Author

Martin C. Calder is Director of Calder Training and Consultancy (, is an Honorary Research Fellow at Sheffield Hallam University and was previously Child Protection Operational Manager with Salford City Council.

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