A Practitioners' Tool for the Assessment of Adults who by Jeff Fowler

By Jeff Fowler

This booklet is a realistic software for the overview of adults who sexually abuse children.It examines the influence of sexual abuse on kids, allows pros to judge the danger provided by way of adults who've sexually abused young children, and offers a framework for the evaluate of folks or carers and their skill to guard their young ones. This publication comprises checklists that practitioners can use to interpret the knowledge they acquire, and is illustrated with a principal case learn that demonstrates how the evaluate profile could be used.It is a priceless source for somebody project tests that experience concerned the sexual abuse of kids. it's also of curiosity to others fascinated about baby safeguard, reminiscent of social employees, future health execs, academics, and criminal and legal justice execs.

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Beckett et al. (1994) in a report of men in treatment found: typically emotionally isolated individuals, lacking in self confidence, under assertive, poor at appreciating the perspective of others and ill equipped to deal with emotional distress. They characteristically denied or minimised the full extent of their sexual offending and problems. A significant proportion were found to have little empathy for their victim; strong emotional attachment to children and a range of distorted attitudes and beliefs, where they portrayed children as able to consent to and not be harmed by sexual contact with adults… The men with the most problems in the above areas tended to be the most serious offenders.

Conditioning: In this part of the process the adult slowly familiarises the child with the inevitability of the sexual abuse so that the child gradually accepts what is happening and their resistance is neutralised. In some cases the adult is able to do this so successfully that the child initiates the first sexual contact. • Bribes, treats, rewards: Some children respond positively to treats, sweets and presents. It enables the adult to engage with the child; it permits the child to feel positive about meeting and engaging with the adult.

Initial contact There are many ways in which adults initiate contact with children: • Contact outside of families: Many adults who target outside of families will engage in employment or recreation activities which expose them to working with children. Others will become involved with groups such as Scouts and Guides. The essential ingredients are that the children are not being supervised by their parents or carers and that the adult has some responsibility for and power over them. Activities such as swimming and athletic clubs, where a level of touch and opportunity exist, are also attractive for the adults.

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