Working with children who display sexually harmful behaviour

Course Aim:

To enable participants to confidently and effectively undertake direct work with children and young people who display sexually harmful behaviour

 

Course Objectives:

1. To increase participants’ knowledge and understanding of Sexually Harmful Behaviour in children and young people:

  • Definition of Sexually Harmful Behaviour
  • The incidence and prevalence of Sexually Harmful Behaviour
  • Research findings relating to Sexually Harmful Behaviour
  • Understanding Sexually Harmful Behaviour: causes, signs, symptoms and factors influencing recidivism

 

2. To give participants tools and methods to employ when working with children and young people with Sexually Harmful Behaviour:

  • Responses and treatment methods
  • Understanding and applying the AIM model
  1. Checklists and guidance for assessment
  2. Home Safety Plans
  3. Guidance on talking to parents and children
  4. Gathering further information and writing reports
  5. Practical interventions
  • Understanding the political and legislative landscape

 

3. To ensure a common, consistent approach, as far as possible, across agencies and to improve communication between agents through the use of a shared language and understanding:

  • Implications for practice
  • Involvement with the Criminal Justice System
  • Areas for discussion with non-attending colleagues
  • Provision of further resources and references

 

Course Learning Outcomes

  • All participants have an increased knowledge and understanding of Sexually Harmful Behaviour
  • All participants feel empowered to work more confidently with children and young people with Sexually Harmful Behaviour
  • All participants have a working knowledge of the AIM model and are enabled to use this model in their future work where applicable

 

 

 

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