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NCJ Number: 123401 Find in a Library
Title: Treatment of Denial in Adolescent Sex Offenders and Their Families
Journal: Journal of Offender Counseling, Services and Rehabilitation  Volume:14  Issue:1  Dated:(1989)  Pages:37-50
Author(s): H C Stevenson; E Castillo; R Sefarbi
Date Published: 1989
Page Count: 14
Type: Research (Theoretical)
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: Treating adolescent sex offenders before they become adults is important in preventing future sexual offenses against children.
Abstract: Denial for adolescent sex offenders and their families is often overlooked as a treatment dynamic to focus upon. The authors urge that the use of the familial context of the sex offender is a necessary direction to take when treating this denial suppression. In particular, families can contribute to or refuse to support the denial which exists in many of these adolescents. How the therapist manages and intervenes within the family of adolescent sex offenders is crucial in decreasing family denial. Some reasons for denial in the adolescent and his family and transcripts of case material are discussed. (Author abstract)
Main Term(s): Juvenile psychological evaluation; Juvenile Sex Offenders
Index Term(s): Family counseling; Juvenile delinquent family relations; Sex offender treatment
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