"A stimulating presentation of clinical thinking that demonstrates why the authors are leaders in the juvenile sex offending field."
Jim Breiling, National Institute of Mental Health
"Juvenile Sexual Offending provides a comprehensive, in–depth look at the juvenile sexual abuser and assessment and treatment issues. The increase in sexual abuse by adolescents makes this book a must for professionals whose work brings them into contact with juvenile sexual abusers."
Robert E. Longo, Serendipity Healing Arts
"This book should be required reading for everyone providing services to adolescents who have committed sexual offenses and to their families. It remains the seminal text from which a framework for assessment, treatment, and aftercare are gleaned."
Joann Schladale, Resources for Resolving Violence
This classic text sets the foundation for working with juveniles who have sexually offended
The new edition of Juvenile Sexual Offending provides a research–based, goal–oriented approach to the assessment, treatment, supervision, and care of this difficult population.
Written by leading specialists in the field, the Third Edition represents the tremendous strides in research on brain growth and development. A thorough overview of the process of risk evaluation is included, as well as detailed and practical guidelines on gauging the possibility of repeated offense. Also included:
New chapters on legislative and policy developments; risk assessment; adult responsibilities; and outcomes pairing risk management with health promotion
Greatly expanded coverage of treatment, including new chapters on abuse–specific and offense–specific treatment interventions, and the effects of trauma
Practitioner–friendly guidance to help mental health professionals with decision making; program development; case management skills; and working within multidisciplinary teams
Juvenile Sexual Offending, Third Edition helps mental health professionals, child welfare, law enforcement, and juvenile justice professionals move toward successful assessment and treatment of juveniles who sexually abuse, reducing the risk of sexual abuse in future generations.
About the Editors xi
About the Contributors xiii
PART One THE PROBLEM
1 Sexually Abusive Youth: Defining the Problem and the Population 3Gail Ryan
2 Incidence and Prevalence of Sexual Offenses Committed by Juveniles 9Gail Ryan
PART Two CAUSES: THEORY AND RESEARCH
3 Theories of Etiology 15Gail Ryan
4 Sexuality in the Context of Development From Birth to Adulthood 31Floyd M. Martinson with contemporary additions by Gail Ryan
5 Deviancy: Development Gone Wrong 55Brandt R. Steele and Gail Ryan
6 Typology Research: Refining Our Understanding of a Diverse Population 70Tom Leversee
7 Static, Stable, and Dynamic Factors Relevant to Abusive Behaviors 80Gail Ryan
8 Patterns of Affect and Cognition: Dynamics AssociatedWith Behavior 101Gail Ryan
9 Habituated Patterns: The Sexual Abuse Cycle 116Sandy Lane and Gail Ryan
10 The Families of Sexually Abusive Youth 147Gail Ryan
PART Three CONSEQUENCES OF JUVENILE SEXUAL OFFENDING
11 Consequences for Those Victimized and Those Who Offend 167Gail Ryan
12 Juvenile Justice, Legislative, and Policy Responses to Juvenile Sexual Offenses 183Christopher Lobanov–Rostovsky
PART Four CORRECTION: DIFFERENTIAL INTERVENTIONS
13 Comprehensive and Individualized Evaluation and Ongoing Assessment 201Tom Leversee
14 Comprehensive Service Delivery With a Continuum of Care 224Steven Bengis
15 Adult Responsibilities: Abuse–Specific Supervision and Care 231Gail Ryan
PART Five TREATMENT: INTEGRATING THEORY AND METHOD IN A GOAL–ORIENTED APPROACH
16 Therapeutic Relationships and the Process of Change 253Kevin M. Powell
17 Integrating Theory and Method: Goal–Oriented Treatment 263Gail Ryan, Tom Leversee, and Sandy Lane
18 Sexuality: The Offense–Specific Component of Treatment 311Gail Ryan, Tom Leversee, and Sandy Lane
19 Brain Development and Function: Neurology and Psychiatry in the Treatment of Sexually Abusive Youth 344Tom Leversee and Gail Ryan
20 Family Therapy: A Critical Component in Treatment of Sexually Abusive Youth 357Jerry Thomas, in Cooperation with the Editors
21 Special Populations: Children, Female, Developmentally Disabled, and Violent Youth 380Gail Ryan, Tom Leversee, and Sandy Lane
PART Six PERPETRATION PREVENTION
22 The Public Health Approach: Primary, Secondary, and Tertiary Perpetration Prevention 417Gail Ryan
PART Seven WORKING WITH SEXUAL ABUSE
23 The Impact of Sexual Abuse on the Interventionist 441Gail Ryan, Sandy Lane, and Tom Leversee
Name Index 457
Subject Index 471
TOM LEVERSEE, LCSW, is an adjunct professor at the University of Denver Graduate School of Social Work and a member of the Colorado Sex Offender Management Board. Retired from the Colorado Division of Youth Services, he is author of the therapy curriculum and student manual, Moving Beyond Sexually Abusive Behavior.
SANDY LANE, BSN, is retired from the Colorado Division of Youth Services. She also served as the clinical coordinator at RSA, Inc., one of the largest private agencies treating those who sexually offend in Colorado.