Safer Society’s 2009 North American survey reports on the responses from more than 1,370 residential and community sexual abuser treatment programs for male and females adults, adolescents, and children. This report provides a wide-angle snapshot of the state of the field, and identifies trends in the assessment and treatment of sexual abusers. Both the current practices and trends are compared with what research and professional associations presently consider “best practice” in the field. Areas requiring additional research are identified and suggestions for program development and evaluation are included. As well as broadening the geographic scope to include Canada, this edition also probes public policy issues and includes the treatment theories Risk, Need, and Responsivity; Self-Regulation, and Good Lives. This report provides invaluable information for practitioners, researchers, and policy makers.
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