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Juvenile Sexual Offending: Causes, Consequences, and Correction


Praise for previous editions of Juvenile Sexual Offending

"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 ...

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Praise for previous editions of Juvenile Sexual Offending

"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.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780470531914
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 8/23/2010
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 500
  • Sales rank: 880,640
  • Product dimensions: 7.00 (w) x 9.90 (h) x 1.30 (d)

Meet the Author

GAIL RYAN, MA, is a Director of the Perpetration Prevention Program at the Kempe Center for Prevention and Treatment of Child Abuse and Neglect in Denver and an Assistant Clinical Professor in the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Colorado School of Medicine. She has facilitated the National Adolescent Perpetration Network for more than twenty-five years.

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.

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments ix

About the Editors xi

About the Contributors xiii

Introduction xv

Part 1 The Problem

1 Sexually Abusive Youth: Defining the Problem and the Population Gail Ryan 3

2 Incidence and Prevalence of Sexual Offenses Committed by Juveniles Gail Ryan 9

Part 2 Causes: Theory and Research

3 Theories of Etiology Gail Ryan 15

4 Sexuality in the Context of Development From Birth to Adulthood Floyd M. Martinson Gail Ryan 31

5 Deviancy: Development Gone Wrong Brandt R. Steele Gail Ryan 55

6 Typology Research: Refining Our Understanding of a Diverse Population Tom Leversee 70

7 Static, Stable, and Dynamic Factors Relevant to Abusive Behaviors Gail Ryan 80

8 Patterns of Affect and Cognition: Dynamics Associated With Behavior Gail Ryan 101

9 Habituated Patterns: The Sexual Abuse Cycle Sandy Lane Gail Ryan 116

10 The Families of Sexually Abusive Youth Gail Ryan 147

Part 3 Consequences of Juvenile Sexual Offending

11 Consequences for Those Victimized and Those Who Offend Gail Ryan 167

12 Juvenile Justice, Legislative, and Policy Responses to Juvenile Sexual Offenses Christopher Lobanov-Rostovsky 183

Part 4 Correction: Differential Interventions

13 Comprehensive and Individualized Evaluation and Ongoing Assessment Tom Leversee 201

14 Comprehensive Service Delivery With a Continuum of Care Steven Bengis 224

15 Adult Responsibilities: Abuse-Specific Supervision and Care Gail Ryan 231

Part 5 Treatment: Integrating Theory and Method in a Goal-Oriented Approach

16 Therapeutic Relationships and the Process of Change Kevin M. Powell 253

17 Integrating Theory and Method: Goal-Oriented Treatment Gail Ryan Tom Leversee Sandy Lane 263

18 Sexuality: The Offense-Specific Component of Treatment Gail Ryan Tom Leversee Sandy Lane 311

19 Brain Development and Function: Neurology and Psychiatry in the Treatment of Sexually Abusive Youth Tom Leversee Gail Ryan 344

20 Family Therapy: A Critical Component in Treatment of Sexually Abusive Youth Jerry Thomas 357

21 Special Populations: Children, Female, Developmentally Disabled, and Violent Youth Gail Ryan Tom Leversee Sandy Lane 380

Part 6 Perpetration Prevention

22 The Public Health Approach: Primary, Secondary, and Tertiary Perpetration Prevention Gail Ryan 417

Part 7 Working With Sexual Abuse

23 The Impact of Sexual Abuse on the Interventionist Gail Ryan Sandy Lane Tom Leversee 441

Name Index 457

Subject Index 471

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