The Handbook for Child Protection Protection Practice presents a comprehensive and critical portrait of the phenomenon of neglect. Drawing on theory, research and clinical practice experience, the contributors cover issues facing social workers. They provide a view of child neglect which moves beyond the current child welfare focus on parental omissions in care. Organized in question and answer format, topics covered include: engaging with the client; initial assessments for factors such as neglect and physical and sexual abuse; how to assess the family; interventions with various different emphases; and safeguarding the social workers well-being: legally, physically and mentally.
Chapter 93: What Treatment is Recommended for Sexual Abuse Perpetrators?
What Treatment is Recommended for Sexual Abuse Perpetrators?
Sexual perpetrator treatment is not a “cure”; the goal of treatment is to teach a perpetrator how to identify, intervene, and control his or her sexually abusive behaviors and strategies used to entrap the victim(s). The true clients in perpetrator treatment are past and potential victims of the identified perpetrator; community safety is of the utmost importance.
A sexual perpetrator will not change his or her behavior (self-correct) without external intervention, which includes treatment and pressure from the judicial system. The perpetrator's internal motivation greatly enhances the prognosis but is typically not present at the onset of treatment. Perpetrators should be mandated by criminal or juvenile court to participate in, not ...