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NCJ Number: 171465 Find in a Library
Title: Special Populations: Children, Females, the Developmentally Disabled, and Violent Youth (From Juvenile Sexual Offending: Causes, Consequences, and Correction, P 322-359, 1997, Gail Ryan and Sandy Lane, eds. -- See NCJ-171449)
Author(s): S Lane; C Lobanov-Rostovsky
Date Published: 1997
Page Count: 38
Sponsoring Agency: Jossey-Bass Publishers
San Francisco, CA 94103-1741
Sale Source: Jossey-Bass Publishers
989 Market Street
San Francisco, CA 94103-1741
United States of America
Type: Issue Overview
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This paper discusses the special considerations or treatment modifications required for the following categories of juvenile sex offenders: young children, females, developmentally disabled youth, and violent youth.
Abstract: The section on children with a sexual abuse behavioral problem addresses assessment, client characteristics, characteristics related to the abuse cycle, and treatment (group structure and group content). The section on developmentally disabled youth considers abuse behaviors, client developmental history and life experience, and special needs in treatment. The discussion of female juvenile sex offenders considers the client's history, which typically consists of victimization by sexually abusive males, and abuse behavioral characteristics. The paper concludes with a discussion of the treatment of violent juvenile sex offenders. These are the youth who fit the extremes of adolescent diagnostic criteria, exhibit extensive psychopathy, and if they were adults would have antisocial, narcissistic, and sexual sadism diagnoses or would be perceived as potential serial offenders. A table presents a treatment and management continuum for violent youth. The treatment and management continuum has five categories of treatment settings, with guidelines for how the setting should be used to treat various variables related to the client's condition, such as aggression, cognitive issues, affective issues, behavioral control, and interpersonal relations. 1 table and 62 references
Main Term(s): Juvenile Sex Offenders
Index Term(s): Female sex offenders; Persons with physical disabilities; Sex offender treatment; Treatment offender matching; Violent juvenile offenders
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