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Juvenile Sexual Offenders: A Comprehensive Guide to Risk Evaluation

ISBN: 978-0-470-20633-1
484 pages
February 2009
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Clinicians who do not exclusively work with juvenile sexual offenders still need to evaluate and assess risk with sexually reactive children in their practices. Providing crucial, current literature, Juvenile Sexual Offenders offers a timely overview of the process of risk evaluation of juvenile sexual offenders. Practical information is provided in effectively conducting thorough evaluations of juvenile sexual offenders. Topics include projecting risk and using the instruments. Professionals in the field, including clinicians, supervisors, and administrators, will receive detailed guidelines on how to gauge potential risk of repeat offense.
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Acknowledgments.

Introduction Comprehensive Risk Evaluation of Juvenile Sexual Offenders: Understanding and Assessing Risk.

1 The Concept of Risk in Adults and Adolescents.

2 The Fifth Question: Why Risk Assessment?

3 A Theory of and Model for Risk Assessment.

4 Risk Assessment in Children and Adolescents.

5 Distinctions and HeterogeneityAmong Juvenile Sexual Offenders.

6 Case Studies in Heterogeneity.

7 Risk Factors for Juvenile Sexual Abuse.

8 The Power of Protection: Protective Factors and Risk.

9 Distinguishing Sexually Abusive Behavior from Other Sexualized Behaviors.

10 Assessing Risk in Children with Sexual Behavior Problems.

11 The Comprehensive Assessment of Risk.

12 Projecting Risk: Tools for Risk Assessment.

13 Using the Instruments.

14 Reviewing Available and In Development Instruments.

15 Practice Guidelines and Processes for Comprehensive Risk Assessment.

16 Approaching and Conducting the Assessment.

17 Conducting Interviews.

18 Interviewing the Youth.

19 The Assessment Report.

20 Risk in a Social World: Sexually Troubled Behavior in Context.

21 Applying the Ideas.

Appendix.

References.

Author Index.

Subject Index.

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Phil Rich, EdD, MSW, is the Clinical Director of Stetson School, a residential treatment facility for sexually abusive children and adolescents in Barre, Massachusetts. He presents and trains nationally and internationally, and is also the author of Understanding, Assessing, and Rehabilitating Juvenile Sexual Offenders and Attachment and Sexual Offending: Understanding and Applying Attachment Theory to the Treatment of Juvenile Sexual Offenders, both published by Wiley.
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"….this book is strongly recommended to clinicians engaged in risk assessment with sexually abusive youth or to any reader who wishes to further his or her knowledge of risk and risk assessment with sexually abusive youth." (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Vol. 5, No. 3, 2009)
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