Treatment of the Adolescent Sexual Offender

Kahn, Timothy J.; Lafond, Mary A.
June 1988
Child & Adolescent Social Work Journal;Summer88, Vol. 5 Issue 2, p135
Academic Journal
This article is intended to provide a broad overview of the treatment issues and processes for adolescent sexual offenders. Through the authors' experience treating hundreds of juvenile sex offenders in a state correctional institution, five major treatment tasks are identified: 1. breaking through the offender's denial; 2. addressing offenders' own history of victimization and its impact on their present lifestyle; 3. confronting dysfunctional attitudes and values that support sexual victimization; 4. teaching social skills and 5. changing deviant arousal patterns.


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