Sexual Abuse in Residential Treatment

Author: Wander Braga
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317739795
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Sexual Abuse in Residential Treatment provides comprehensive information on behavioral manifestations of sexual abuse in residential settings and the safety and developmental needs, staff training, and management strategies necessary to protect both residents and staff. Chapters containing vivid case studies that describe problematic episodes, discussions of research projects, and proposals for agency sexuality policies, safe facility management, and staff training contribute to a balanced presentation of the framework in which sexual manifestations are embedded. Professionals in residential treatment will learn how to identify the most common sexual, sexualized, and sexually abusive behaviors and from whence they derive. Sexual Abuse in Residential Treatment provides specific suggestions for policy and program design, recommends operational framework for safe management of treatment facilities, and describes practical staff supervision and training modules. With an emphasis on clinical practice, descriptions of common problems and proposed solutions together with a broad philosophical basis to guide policy setting will benefit professionals in agencies interested in developing customized organizational and treatment plans. Practitioners, policymakers, and decision makers in residential programs, inpatient psychiatric units, community-based group homes, court-related youth shelters, and correctional facilities for the rehabilitation of behaviorally disturbed youth presenting sexual problems will find a wealth of information on a wide range of topics such as: normal, pathological, and abusive sexual behavior in residential treatment staff responses to sexual behavior, training, and supervision needs frequency and quality of sexual behaviors of latency-aged children safe management to prevent toxic manifestations of sexuality management of sex abuse allegations in the residential program recommendations for agency sexuality policies selection criteria and program features for specialized offender treatment the heterogeneity of phenomena classified as “sex abuse” values conflicts involved in the design of programs and policies Sexual Abuse in Residential Treatment provides descriptive commentary concerning sexual behavior of youth in residential treatment from various points of view including development, values, therapeutic milieu, safety, training, and clinical experience. Such a diverse approach makes this a valuable guide for practitioners, as well as program directors, unit supervisors, case managers, staff trainers, faculty in child care studies, and child protective services staff.

The Multi professional Handbook of Child Sexual Abuse

Author: Tilman Furniss
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 9780415055635
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Child sex abuse is a minefield of complexity and confusion for all involved. A genuinely multidisciplinary problem, it requires the close co-operation of a wide range of people with different tasks, from the clinical treatment specialists through to the police and legal system. Tilman Furniss, a leading figure in the field of child sexual abuse, has written a unique, practical handbook designed for all professionals involved in the treatment and care of sexually abused children and their families. Based on fifteen years' innovative work, this book will help professionals develop knowledge and skills to deal with their particular task, and at the same time help them to understand the effects of their actions on the work of other professionals.

Applied Research in Residential Treatment

Author: Gordon Northrup
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 9781560246879
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Here is a much-needed handbook for residential treatment administrators and clinicians considering research projects. Applied Research in Residential Treatment urges that applied, not basic, research is appropriate for residential treatment centers (RTCs). Research can be helpful for clinical work and RTC operation, but is not effective unless properly designed. This book suggests appropriate topics for research projects, gives practical suggestions on design, and contains example research reports. There are many technical books on research design, but few, if any, dealing with research projects suitable for RTCs--until now. Applied Research in Residential Treatment begins with an overview of the place of research in RTCs, followed by chapters presenting a range of research studies--both successful and not so successful--as examples. Specifically, chapters discuss: hypothetico-deductive (quantitative) versus observational-inductive (qualitative) approaches to research and evaluation the disadvantages and difficulties in using outcome measures to study the effects of treatment choice of statistical tools, sampling techniques, and interviewing strategies in research design the inutility of large statistical studies in understanding the individual child or milieu Applied Research in Residential Treatment is a helpful guide for clinicians and administrators currently planning research programs. It is also an informative source for those who wish to do research in the future and would like to know more about what strategies to follow.

The Management of Sexuality in Residential Treatment

Author: Gordon Northrup
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317764803
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Here are practical ideas and help for dealing with problems of sexuality in residential treatment settings. On a day-to-day level, difficulties can arise from the need for child care workers to maintain caring and personal relationships with children in the face of the children’s and their own sexuality. Children themselves also may have difficulties in properly expressing their sexuality. The Management of Sexuality in Residential Treatment examines a broad range of problems that often occur and describes several treatment programs and strategies for coping with incidents of abuse or alleged abuse. Chapters in the book address issues pertinent for professionals working with children in residential treatment. Authors cover topics such as: residents’needs for love versus sexuality the impact of sexually stimulating materials erotic countertransference in a residential treatment center survey of minor sex problems in the milieu and how to respond to them personal relationships between residents and staff The book also describes two treatment programs for abused or abusing children. The first is an eight week multimodal therapeutic program for adolescent girls who have been sexually abused, the other a course for sexually abusive boys that includes counseling, sex education, and journal writing. The Management of Sexuality in Residential Treatment is a valuable resource for the staff of residential treatment centers, group homes, residential schools, and hospital pediatric units who wish to understand how to deal more effectively with issues of sexuality and the children for whom they care.

Treating Youth Who Sexually Abuse

Author: Stephen Lundrigan
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317789261
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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A comprehensive program of treatment for adolescent sex offenders! Covering every phase from assessment to relapse prevention, this valuable book offers specific suggestions and backs them with the latest research as well as years of clinical experience. Treating Youth Who Sexually Abuse: An Integrated Multicomponent Approach is a training tool, reference book, and field manual for the use of therapists, administrators, and everyone involved with the assessment, treatment, and placement of sexually abusive youth. Beginning with a broad view of the continuum of programs available and the structure of the service-delivery system that provides treatment, Treating Youth Who Sexually Abuse continues with specifics of program policy and design in both outpatient and inpatient settings. From choice of client to aftercare, the book covers the specifics of pretreatment, various modalities of therapy, inpatient and outpatient programs, and relapse-prevention programs. The foundations of program structure and the specific components (such as family therapy, group therapy, milieu treatment) are integrated to make a powerful, flexible, and above all effective treatment tool. Treating Youth Who Sexually Abuse offers practical advice and help for therapists and administrators, including: ready-to-use treatment materials reproducible group curricula sample schedules for full-day treatment and afterschool programs discussions of staff training and administrative concerns information on liability issues ideas for coordinating care with other treatment providers Treating Youth Who Sexually Abuse: An Integrated Multicomponent Approach is an essential training tool for students, a field manual for professionals, and a reference book for everyone interested in sex offence-specific treatment for youth. With case studies, diagnostic criteria, helpful tables and diagrams, listings of organizations in the field and Web addresses, this volume deserves a permanent place on your professional bookshelf.

Boys Who Have Abused

Author: John Woods
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 9781846424083
Format: PDF
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John Woods presents a theoretical approach and practical suggestions for mental health practitioners working therapeutically with young people who have abused. Drawing on his long-standing experience, he has developed an integrated theory that bridges the gap between existing cognitive behavioural and psychoanalytic approaches. He shows how this individual treatment model can be applied in a range of contexts including residential settings, group and family work, as well as in individual work. In-depth case studies throughout the book demonstrate how exploring the individual's whole life-course within a psychoanalytic framework enables connections to be drawn between possible childhood abuse and subsequent abusive behaviour. Guidelines are presented on working with the problems of self-destructiveness, masochism and depression facing the young abused/abuser and the impact of sexual abuse on sexuality, gender identity and sexual orientation. This is an instructive and thought-provoking text for all mental health practitioners and allied professionals working with adolescents who sexually offend.

Psychodynamic Perspectives on Abuse

Author: Una McCluskey
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 9781853026850
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Abuse is defined broadly and considered as a widespread phenomenon with a variety of manifestations and contexts. Its consequences, and the responses it may provoke, are discussed in detail with reference to three areas. In the personal context, the impact of abuse on an individual's development, emotional life and ability to participate in society is addressed. In the workplace, where the focus is upon working relationships and organizational goals, abuse may cause stress, undermine effectiveness and lead to legal redress: thus it involves a different set of problems and requires different treatment. In relation to society as a whole, the threat which abuse poses and the factors which determine policy are evaluated. Psychodynamic Perspectives on Abuse is unique in its range and focus, providing the cross-disciplinary approach to this problem which is essential for developing strategies to deal with it at all levels.

Sexually Aggressive Youth

Author: Tim Lemmond
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780275969592
Format: PDF, ePub
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Details a comprehensive, needs-based model that allows effective, individualized treatment plans.