ERIC Number: EJ942007
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Jun
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Young People Who Have Sexually Abused: What Do They (and Their Parents) Want from Professionals?
Hackett, Simon; Masson, Helen
Children & Society, v20 n3 p183-195 Jun 2006
This article presents the findings of a small scale qualitative study of user perspectives in the adolescent sexual aggression field. Twenty four service users who had received intervention from nine different specialist providers completed a structured questionnaire about their experiences of professional involvement. Both young people who had sexually abused and parents identified the kinds of professional intervention which they found useful, as well as practices that they experienced as unhelpful. Young people and their families alike were found to value supportive interventions which gave them an opportunity to gain insight into the nature of sexual abuse as well to address their own feelings about their problems.
Descriptors: Intervention, Sexual Abuse, Young Adults, Adolescents, Aggression, Questionnaires, Counseling Techniques, Counseling Effectiveness
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