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ERIC Number: EJ1017938
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 5
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1555-7855
Taking a Developmental Approach to Treating Juvenile Sexual Behavior Problems
Creeden, Kevin
International Journal of Behavioral Consultation and Therapy, v8 n3-4 p12-16 2013
While theories on the etiology of sexually problematic and offending behavior have become increasingly developmental in their perspective, treatment approaches that are utilized to address these issues have not significantly changed to address this thinking. Adolescent behavioral problems are especially linked to a wide range of personal and developmental factors that can often be marginalized or overlooked when taking a behavior management approach to address these issues. This article presents an argument for treatment that explicitly places problematic sexual behavior in a developmental context. This approach prioritizes the assessment of developmental strengths and deficits and identifies treatment progress as the acquisition and integration of developmental skills and not just the absence of problematic behavior. Special consideration is given to research on the impact of trauma and attachment disruptions on neurodevelopment and overall developmental progress.
Joseph Cautilli, Ph.D. & The Behavior Analyst Online Organization. 535 Queen Street, Philadelphia, PA 19147-3220. Tel: 215-462-6737; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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