Introduction

The bibliography provides information on writings dealing with the history of rape, including sexual child abuse, sexual harassment, sexual molestation, child prostitution, forced prostitution, sexual slavery, sexual(ized) violence. The blog informs about calls for papers, forthcoming events and new literature in this field.

February 2, 2013

ART: Young People Who Sexually Abuse: A Historical Perspective and Future Directions

Author: Lucinda A. Rasmussen
Title: Young People Who Sexually Abuse
Subtitle: A Historical Perspective and Future Directions
Journal: Journal of Child Sexual Abuse
Volume: 22
Issue: 1
Year: 2013
Pages: 119-141
ISSN: 1053-8712 - eISSN: 1547-0679
Language: English
Full Text: Taylor & Francis Online [Restricted Access]

Abstract: »This article presents a historical overview of research on sexually abusive youth. The evolution of the field over the past 30 years is discussed—from the initial development of treatment interventions to contemporary efforts of professionals to move from traditional, adult-oriented interventions toward developmentally sensitive assessment strategies and practice models. Focus is on two critical areas: risk assessment and trauma-informed care. The article reviews contemporary research on risk assessment tools, stressing the need for validated tools that can accurately assess youth and follow changes in risk over time. Etiological models for understanding effects of trauma (Trauma Outcome Process Assessment and Family Lovemap) are presented. Discussed are new ecologically based therapy models for working with sexually abusive youth that approach the youth holistically and are attuned to youths' needs, including providing interventions to address effects of past trauma.« [Source: Journal of Child Sexual Abuse]