Beyond the Offense: Family Involvement and Restorative Trauma Treatment of Juvenile Sex Offenders
ISBN-13: 978-1-59332-871-9 / Hardcover
Dimensions: 5.5 x 8.5 / 164 pages
Utilizing a restorative, holistic approach to care for residentially treated youth who cause sexual harm works toward improving multiple outcomes, including achievement of treatment goals, academic functioning, recidivism, and overall psychological functioning. When family members and adult community members are included in their treatment, youth who cause sexual harm experience an increase in resiliency and emotional functioning. However, this did not hold true for sibling involvement or trauma-specific interventions. Despite this, findings support the use of an attachment and ecological perspective to comprehensive treatment which extends beyond focusing solely on the sexual offending and includes family and community supports and resolution of unresolved childhood trauma and disrupted relationships.