This important volume explores the current theoretical and practice issues involved in working therapeutically with young men who have sexually abused. Linking theory to practice, Andrew Durham provides detailed case studies of young men who have committed varying acts of inappropriate or harmful sexual behaviours, and analyses the therapeutic interventions provided for each.
Key features of this accessible guide include:
- A clear, practical framework for assessing whether or not a child’s sexual behaviour is a problem.
- Full assessment schedule for determining the risks and needs of young men who have sexually abused.
- Discussion of family assessment and support.
- Guidance for managing difficult foster placements.
- Advice on deciding when a young person is no longer a risk.
Young Men Who Have Sexually Abused identifies the need for therapeutic interventions to be holistic and reach beyond purely offence-specific work. It will be a valuable resource for practitioners, academics and students in social work, social care, psychology and residential childcare.
About the Author vii
Foreword by Christine Harrison viii
1 Introduction 1
Part One Theoretical Context and Initial Practice Issues 15
2 A Practice Framework for Holistic Therapeutic Intervention 17
3 Assessing Sexual Behaviour 33
4 Family Assessment 46
5 Foster Care 55
Part Two Therapeutic Intervention with Young Men Who Have Sexually Abused 63
6 Assessment and Initial Engagement 65
Case Study – Neil (15) 78
7 Exploring Patterns of Behaviour 87
Case Study – Tony (14) 97
8 Victim Empathy 111
Case Study – Alan (15) 121
9 Sex and Relationships Education 134
Case Study – Luke (15) and Jon (15) 142
10 Self-esteem 152
Case Study – Mark (9) 158
11 Relapse Prevention 168
Case Study – Stephen (9) and Graham (14) 176
12 Evaluation 189
Case Study – Carl (14) 198
13 Conclusions 207
Appendix A Details of the Sexualised Inappropriate Behaviours Service (SIBS) in Warwickshire 213
Appendix B Excerpt from Warwickshire Safeguarding Children Board (WSCB) Inter-agency Child Protection Procedures 215
Appendix C Protocol for Referral between YOT, Children’s Teams and SIBS in Circumstances When Young People Have Committed Sexual Offences 219
Appendix D Young People Who Display Inappropriate Sexual Behaviours – Issues For Schools 225