Harmful Sexual Behaviour in Young Children and Pre-Teens: An Education Issue

1st Edition

Lesley-anne Ey, Elspeth McInnes

April 27, 2020 Forthcoming
Reference - 144 Pages - 2 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9780367022860 - CAT# K402584


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There has been considerable research and authorship on child sexual abuse, however, much of this research has focused on adult perpetrators and child victims. Less attention has been paid to children’s harmful sexual behaviour and the multitude of influences.

Harmful Sexual Behaviour in Young Children and Pre-Teens provides evidence-based understanding on: typical sexual development versus harmful sexual behaviour; the prevalence and impacts associated with harmful sexual behaviour; Australian laws, policies and educator responsibilities; responses and support systems for children who display harmful sexual behaviour; and the implications and challenges for future practice. This book provides understandings that directly respond to the recent Australian Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse recommendation 10.1 to address (a) primary prevention strategies to educate family, community members, carers and professionals about preventing harmful sexual behaviours (b) secondary prevention strategies to ensure early intervention when harmful sexual behaviours are developing and (c) tertiary intervention strategies to address harmful sexual behaviours..

The authors present a review of psychological, sociological, legal and educational research to inform and support professionals involved in the wellbeing and education of children to understand, manage and reduce dysfunctional sexual development in children.

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