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KEY FEATURES: Unlike most literature related to behavioral health services for adolescents, this text is crafted specifically for the profession of counseling. Case scenarios address critical issues impacting today's adolescents including their characteristics, technology issues, diagnoses and typologies, special needs, and interventions involving treatment planning. Themes that are commonly faced by teens, including trauma, grief, loss, substance use, emotional issues, sexual development, and peers are covered. A diverse range of adolescents from both urban and non-urban settings are examined. This book addresses a broad audience that includes students in behavioral health training, counseling, and school programs; the practicing provider; and administrative/clinical supervisors and educators.

Sexually Maladaptive Behaviors
Chapter 16 Sexually maladaptive behaviors
Introduction

Sexual development is an important aspect of adolescence and includes a wide range of thoughts, feelings, and behaviors (Vasilenko, Lefkowitz, & Welsh, 2014). While working with adolescents, it becomes important to differentiate normal sexual behavior from maladaptive behavior. Of particular interest are sexual offending behaviors, as juveniles (adolescents involved in the juvenile justice system) commit approximately 20% of rapes and anywhere from 20% to 50% of child sexual abuse cases in the United States each ...

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