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Juveniles who sexually offend: recommending a treatment program and level of care.
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PMID:  21683910     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
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Specialized interventions for juveniles who have committed sex offenses have been widely available for 25 years. These interventions initially were based largely on adult sex offender interventions, with little consideration of developmental and other differences that distinguish juveniles from adult offenders. More recently, interventions have been developed that address youth-specific factors associated with problem sexual behaviors and that include a stronger family focus. This article reviews the history of intervention approaches, summarizes specialized evaluation methods and addresses the assessment of juvenile recidivism risk.
Authors:
R Gregg Dwyer; Elizabeth J Letourneau
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Child and adolescent psychiatric clinics of North America     Volume:  20     ISSN:  1558-0490     ISO Abbreviation:  Child Adolesc Psychiatr Clin N Am     Publication Date:  2011 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-06-20     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9313451     Medline TA:  Child Adolesc Psychiatr Clin N Am     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  413-29     Citation Subset:  IM    
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Copyright © 2011 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
Affiliation:
Forensic Psychiatry Program, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC, USA; Sexual Behaviors Clinic and Lab, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC, USA.
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