This book responds to the urgent need for practical intervention approaches targeting young people at risk. It provides a much needed practical resource for practitioners and students from a variety of helping professions.

Focusing on interventions that practitioners can use in collaboration with the young person, the book offers hands-on strategies for enhancing resilience and addressing challenges and issues typically faced by young people. Topics covered include:

  • Depression, suicide, and self-harm
  • Substance Abuse
  • Problematic Sexual Behavior
  • Marginalized Youth
  • Mental Health Issue
  • Peer Mentoring and Building on Strengths
  • Cults and Gangs
  • Bullying
  • Firelighting

Throughout the book, multi-disciplinary and international authors share their expertise, highlighting relevant evidence-based interventions and considering themes such as anti-oppressive practice, culture, values and ethics.

This book is ideal for students and practitioners working with young people, especially in the fields of youth work, social work, psychology, counseling, and education.

Young People with Sexual Behaviour Problems: Towards Positive and Healthy Relationships

Young People with Sexual Behaviour Problems: Towards Positive and Healthy Relationships

Young people with sexual behaviour problems: Towards positive and healthy relationships
IanLambie

Introduction

Sexual abuse perpetrated by young people is of significant concern. In the United States, the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Uniform Crime Report noted that, in 2002, young people made up 16.7 per cent of arrests for rape and 20.6 per cent of arrests for other sex crimes (FBI, 2003). Statistics in other countries are of similar concern, so the development of effective interventions for this age group is clearly warranted.

Despite the available statistics, due to under-reporting by victims, we are unable to accurately ascertain the true number of young people who engage in sexually inappropriate behaviour.

With the public awareness of the damage caused ...

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