Precursors to Offending and the Trauma Outcome Process in Sexually Reactive Children
ABSTRACT The authors delineate five precursors that lead to vulnerability to acting out sexually in children who have been victimized. Fielhor's preconditions for sexual perpetration are reviewed and applied to work with sexually reactive children ages 4- 12. The authors present he "Trauma Outcome Process" as an approach differentiating responses to trauma as self-victimizing. assaultive, andlor healthy coping. This article stresses that victims of sexual abuse make choices in their emotional and behavioral responses to trauma. This approach has implications for treatment.
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ABSTRACT: Many of the perpetrators of sexual abuse are children. Frequently, mental health counselors provide evaluation and clinical services to children who sexually abuse others. Although clinical and empirical data have been offered about sexually aggressive children, few have suggested the necessary components of clinical treatment protocols for them. This article reviews the plausible etiologies and the correlates of sexual aggression by children to delineate the necessary treatment elements for them and their families.Journal of Offender Rehabilitation 01/2001; 33(2):15-32. DOI:10.1300/J076v33n02_02