Positive pathways for young people who have displayed harmful sexual behaviour
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About this event
Research suggests that around a third of sexual abuse is caused by children and young people themselves, and numbers of young people being charged with sexual offences in Scotland are rising. Professionals and carers must ensure they have the knowledge to see the signs and take appropriate action.
- Distinguish between age expected behaviours and those which raise concern
- Understand up to date research about harmful sexual behaviours in adolescence
- Appreciate the influence of attitudes and values on work with this client group
- Gain tools and skills to response appropriately and effectively to young people who exhibit harmful behaviours
- Explore what prevention might mean for the setting you work in.
Stop It Now! Scotland is a child protection charity that believes that the key to preventing sexual abuse is awareness among parents and community members.
Stuart Allardyce is the National Manager at Stop It Now! Scotland and Chair of the National Organisation for the Treatment of Abuse (NOTA) in Scotland. He is a qualified social worker and an associate of the CYCJ at Strathclyde University.
He is also co-author of Working with children and young people who display harmful sexual behaviours (Dunedin Press, 2018).