CONCERNING SEXUALIZED BEHAVIOUR IN CHILDREN UNDER 12

If a child in your life is exhibiting sexualized behaviours that concern you, they may require support in keeping themselves and others safe. I am an expert in the assessment and treatment of childhood sexual behaviour, with extensive experience and training in the use of best practice* approaches proven to address sexual behaviour problems in children. The interventions I use include the provision of age-appropriate sexual health education, safety skills and prevention planning. Typically, parents play a crucial role in this treatment. It is important to note, however, that some sexualized behaviour in children is normative and not cause for concern. I would be happy to speak with you about your concerns and possible treatment options.


* ATSA (2006). Report of the Task Force on Children with Sexual Behavior Problems

ADOLESCENT SEXUAL OFFENDING

I have years of experience and training in the evidence-based* assessment and treatment of adolescents who have sexually offended, including the assessment of risk of sexual re-offending. The treatment approach I employ helps youth take responsibility for their offending while reducing any sense of shame they may have about their behaviour. Interventions also focus on sexual health education, including detailed information on consent, sexualized media and safety. I also work alongside youth and their parents to reduce risk of re-offending and to foster healthy sexual futures. Typically, referrals for sexual offense-specific work come through child welfare or the youth justice system, as these should be the first resources involved when a youth has been sexually abusive. However, I welcome contact from caregivers, family and youth if you have any questions about adolescent sexual offending or sexual health in general.


* Worling, J. R., Litteljohn, A., & Bookalam, D. (2010).  20-year prospective follow-up study of specialized treatment for adolescents who offended sexually.  Behavioral Sciences and The Law, 28, 46-57.

FOR PROFESSIONALS

ERASOR Version 2.0* - Manual and Other Material Downloads

The Estimate of Risk of Adolescent Sexual Offense Recidivism (The ERASOR) is an empirically guided 25-item checklist used to estimate the risk of a sexual reoffense for an adolescent, presently aged 12 to 18 years who has previously committed a sexual offence. Researchers have found that the ERASOR is a reliable and valid risk-assessment tool that can guide clinical judgment significantly beyond chance levels; however, like all risk assessment tools regarding future human behaviour, it is impossible to guarantee accuracy, and errors certainly occur. The ERASOR should be completed and scored by a professional with experience and specialized training in adolescent sexual offending risk assessment.

The ERASOR Manual, Coding Forms and related materials are available for download by clicking on the document links below.

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*Worling, J. R., & Curwen, T. (2001). Estimate of Risk of Adolescent Sexual Recidivism (The ERASOR: Version 2.0). In M. C. Calder, Juveniles and children who sexually abuse: Frameworks for assessment (pp. 372-397). Lyme Regis, Dorset, England: Russell House Publishing.