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NCJ Number: 118531 Find in a Library
Title: Children Who Molest: A Treatment Program
Journal: Journal of Interpersonal Violence  Volume:4  Issue:2  Dated:(June 1989)  Pages:185-203
Author(s): T C Johnson; C Berry
Date Published: 1989
Page Count: 19
Type: Program Description (Model)
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This study describes a program designed for children under thirteen who initiate sexually abusive behavior with other children.
Abstract: Child perpetrators, currently underidentified and misunderstood, need specialized treatment. In response, the Support Program for Abuse Reactive Kids (SPARK), was begun in the Child Sexual Abuse Center at Children's Institute International (California) in January 1985. The program format, including the admissions criteria, treatment model, and testing/evaluation process, is described. 12 references. (Author Abstract modified)
Main Term(s): Juvenile Sex Offenders
Index Term(s): California; Child molesters; Child Sexual Abuse
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