A Practitioners' Tool for the Assessment of Adults who by Jeff Fowler

By Jeff Fowler

This booklet is a realistic instrument for the evaluate of adults who sexually abuse children.It examines the impression of sexual abuse on young children, allows pros to judge the chance provided by way of adults who've sexually abused kids, and gives a framework for the review of oldsters or carers and their skill to guard their youngsters. This e-book comprises checklists that practitioners can use to interpret the knowledge they gather, and is illustrated with a primary case examine that demonstrates how the evaluation profile should be used.It is a precious source for a person project exams that experience concerned the sexual abuse of youngsters. it's also of curiosity to others all for baby safeguard, comparable to social staff, overall healthiness pros, academics, and felony and legal justice pros.

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THE ABUSING ADULT 45 • They will have a specific pattern of behaviour which has been successful and is therefore repeated. It is important that this pattern is understood. • The fixated paedophile will be patient when forming relationships with children and careful that the elements of secrecy and privacy are maintained. • They will use child pornography and erotica. • They will sometimes introduce the child to sexual matters by showing adult pornography in order to introduce sex as ‘normal’, and reduce the inhibitions and fears the child may have.

The adult experiences sexual arousal. THE ABUSING ADULT 49 • Fantasies become part of the adult behaviour. • The adult may use sex education to introduce the child to sexual knowledge and ‘interest’. • Play fighting becomes more intimate, tickling touches intimate parts of the child’s body. • Sexual contact is made; this can include the adult using the child’s body or vice versa. • The ‘silence’ principle is engaged, either through threats, coercion or bribes. • The adult’s cognitive distortions are engaged, for example that the child is not being harmed by the abuse and/or enjoys the experience.

They are likely to see children as non-threatening, and are likely to perceive them as peers. • Relationships involving or including sexuality may be impossible to establish and maintain. • Issues of frustration and anger are not managed well and will sometimes remain unresolved. Intra-familial abuser This type of sexual abuse occurs when the adult is sexually attracted to his or her birth children and/or stepchildren. It is based upon the family unit and is therefore the one more likely to be encountered by practitioners working in the field of child protection.

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