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ERIC Number: ED380720
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994
Pages: 84
Abstractor: N/A
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Development of an Effective Relapse Prevention Intervention for the Parents of Juvenile Sexual Offenders.
Marquoit, James W.
This practicum was designed to assist parents of juveniles who had been placed in residential care for sexual offenses. Although there was a consensus in the field that inclusion of the family in treatment was essential, few family treatment models were available. No family treatment models were found specific to working with families that had children who had been convicted of sexual offenses and placed in residential care. A specific focus taken here was on teaching parents the sexual offense cycle. The offense cycle was seen as critical to understanding the sexual offending behavior and the development of an effective relapse prevention plan. This training took place with natural and foster parents who would have juvenile sexual offenders returning to their homes. Evaluation results indicate most parents would participate in training, that training did increase the understanding of sexual offense behaviors, and that the parents gained confidence in their ability to intervene in their child's sexual offense cycle. Following implementation of the training, parents became more active in the treatment program and were more likely to accept the offender into their home following residential treatment. Professional survey, pre- and post-tests, and test results are appended. Contains 21 references. (Author)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Practicum Papers; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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