Young people with additional support needs and harmful sexual behaviour: what does evidence tell us about best practice?

Stuart Allardyce, Fiona Dyer (Editor)

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Key Issues • Heterogenous phenomena • Reported levels of maltreatment and polyvictimisaton experienced by children and young people who have displayed harmful sexual behaviour are consistently high. Childhood sexual abuse 6 x over-represented in comparison to non-sexual offending adolescents (Seto and Lalumiere, 2010) • Shame and embarrassment key issues • Labelling
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages20
Publication statusPublished - 3 Apr 2019
EventPrevention, Intervention & Inclusion: Harmful Sexual Behaviour and young people with additional support needs - Centre for Youth & Criminal Justice, Glasgow, United Kingdom
Duration: 3 Apr 20193 Apr 2019


ConferencePrevention, Intervention & Inclusion
CountryUnited Kingdom
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  • young people
  • additional support needs
  • harmful sexual behaviour
  • evidence
  • best practice
  • child sexual abuse

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