This essential resource is a revised version of the book that set the standard for the understanding and treatment of young people who commit sexual offenses. The Third Edition contains expanded coverage of treatment, including new chapters on therapeutic relationships and the process of change, abuse-specific components of treatment, and offense-specific treatment interventions. Law enforcement professionals, psychiatrists, psychologists, psychotherapists, group therapists, and other mental health professionals will benefit from this major revision’s update of ten years of new research and clinical experience.
About the Editors.
About the Contributors.
Part One: The Problem.
Chapter 1: Sexually Abusive Youth: Defining the Problem and the Population (Gail Ryan).
Chapter 2: Incidence and Prevalence of Sexual Offenses Committed by Juveniles (Gail Ryan).
Part Two: Causes: Theory and Research.
Chapter 3: Theories of Etiology (Gail Ryan).
Chapter 4: Sexuality in the Context of Development from Birth to Adulthood (Floyd M. Martinson & Gail Ryan).
Chapter 5: Deviancy: Development Gone Wrong (Brandt R. Steele & Gail Ryan).
Chapter 6: Typology Research: Refining Our Understanding of a Diverse Population (Tom Leversee).
Chapter 7: Static, Stable and Dynamic Factors Relevant to Abusive Behaviors (Gail Ryan).
Chapter 8: Patterns of Affect and Cognition: Dynamics Associated with Behavior (Gail Ryan).
Chapter 9: Habituated Patters: The Sexual Abuse Cycle (Sandy Lane & Gail Ryan).
Chapter 10: The Families of Sexually Abusive Youth (Gail Ryan).
Part Three: Consequences of Juvenile Sexual Offending.
Chapter 11: Consequences for Those Victimized and Those Who Offend (Gail Ryan).
Chapter 12: Juvenile Justice, Legislative and Policy Responses to Juvenile Sexual Offenses (Christopher Lobanov-Rostovsky).
Part Four: Correction: Differential Interventions.
Chapter 13: Comprehensive and Individualized Evaluation and Ongoing Assessment (Tom Leversee).
Chapter 14: Comprehensive Service Delivery with a Continuum of Care (Steven Bengis).
Chapter 15: Adult Responsibilities: Abuse Specific Supervision and Care (Gail Ryan).
Part Five: Treatment: Integrating Theory and Method in a Goal Oriented Approach.
Chapter 16: Therapeutic Relationships and the Process of Change (Kevin M. Powell).
Chapter 17: Integrating Theory and Method: Goal Oriented Treatment (Gail Ryan, Tom Leversee, & Sandy Lane).
Chapter 18: Sexuality: The 'Offense Specific' Component of Treatment (Gail Ryan, Tom Leversee, & Sandy Lane).
Chapter 19: Brain Development and Function: Neurology and Psychiatry in the Treatment of Sexually Abusive Youth (Tom Leversee & Gail Ryan).
Chapter 20: Family Therapy: A Critical Component in Treatment of Sexually Abusive Youth (Jerry Thomas).
Chapter 21: Special Populations: Children, Female, Developmentally Disabled, and Violent Youth (Gail Ryan, Tom Leversee, & Sandy Lane).
Part Six: Perpetration Prevention.
Chapter 22: The Public Health Approach: Primary, Secondary, and Tertiary Perpetration Prevention (Gail Ryan).
Part Seven: Working with Sexual Abuse.
Chapter 23: The Impact of Sexual Abuse on the Interventionist (Gail Ryan, Sandy Lane, & Tom Leversee).
About the Authors:
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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