Footprints: Steps to a Healthy Life is for developmentally disabled adults and adolescents with sexual behavior problems, clients with learning disabilities, attention deficits, and less than average cognitive abilities. When initially published in 2006, Footprints was the first workbook dedicated to treatment of this challenging population.
The second edition reflects evolving theories of treatment and emerging practices.
New in the Second Edition
Positive & Goal-oriented: For the second edition, Footprints has been revised to provide a more positive, goal-oriented approach in line with the Good Lives Model of treatment.
Self Tests: Each of the 16 "step" chapters now ends with a self test to help reinforce the concepts learned in that step.
Flash Cards: A set of 48 pocket-sized, perforated flash cards are bound into the back of the book, which clients can personalize and carry with them for reference and reinforcement.
Clinicians Guide: A separate Clinician's Guide helps clinicians make the most effective use of Footprints for treating clients. (Available as a free download from our web site -- coming soon.)
Developmentally disabled individuals experience sexual and physical abuse at rates 50 to 60 percent higher than that of other groups. They are more prone to demonstrate sexual behavior problems. Footprints is an effective tool for providing caring, effective treatment of this population.
Three additional free resources are available for those working with the second edition of the Footprints workbook. A link to each and a quick description are provided below.
The Footrprints 2 Clinicians Guide provides information for clinicians, including suggestions for using some of the materials and exercises, plus a list of additional resources. All information directed to clinicians has been removed from the client workbook and placed in the Clinician’s Guide. This is a PDF file.
The Sexual History Form included in Step 4 of the first edition has been removed from the workbook and made into a digital form. More information about using the form is in the Clinician’s Guide. This is a Microsoft Word document in a format compatible with Word 97 and all later versions.
Expanded Words to Know provides additional space so that clients may draw or paste pictures for each entry to help them understand and remember important words. Some entries in the expanded list have a starting picture. This is a PDF file.