Sexually Abusive Behaviour by Children and Adolescents

« Recently professionnals have recognised that children as well as adults may act in sexually agressive ways towards others. This is complemented by an expanding empirical evidence base. A comprehensive appraisal of the litterature is beyong the scope of this review. However, the estimatedsize of the problem, it’s aetiology (Lee et al, 2002), outcomes and successful intervention programmes (Borduin & Schaeffer, 2002) will be discussed. The evidence base and clinical experience with this group strongly supports the need for coherent governement policies in relation to sexually abusive behaviour by children and adolescents ».

Eileen Vizard. Child and Adolescent Mental Health – Volume 11, N° 1, 2006, pp. 2-8.

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