Treating Sexually Harmful Teenage Males: A Summary of Longitudinal Research Findings on the Effectiveness of a Therapeutic Community

Boswell, Gwyneth, Wedge, Peter, Moseley, Annie, Dominey, Jane and Poland, Fiona (2016) Treating Sexually Harmful Teenage Males: A Summary of Longitudinal Research Findings on the Effectiveness of a Therapeutic Community. The Howard Journal of Crime and Justice, 55 (1-2). pp. 168-187. ISSN 2059-1098

Full text not available from this repository. (Request a copy)

Abstract

This twelve-year study evaluated the effectiveness of a therapeutic community for young men who had been abused in a range of ways, and had themselves become sexually harmful, usually to children. Each young man was interviewed on arrival at the community, at their departure two years later, and thereafter at one-year intervals. Annual findings were relayed to the community on an action research basis, with recommendations such as an extended ex-resident outreach service, being implemented. ‘Before and after’ checklists revealed significant reductions in factors such as self-harm, suicidal thoughts and depression by the end of their stay in the community. Coping mechanisms, which they had acquired as residents, allowed the majority to manage post-leaving challenges including housing, employment, and family relations. Ministry of Justice re/conviction rates proved to be low as against those of a comparison group.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: sexually harmful,teenage males,therapeutic community,longitudinal research
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences > School of Health Sciences
Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences > Norwich Medical School
Related URLs:
Depositing User: Pure Connector
Date Deposited: 24 May 2016 12:00
Last Modified: 22 Apr 2020 01:22
URI: https://ueaeprints.uea.ac.uk/id/eprint/59039
DOI: 10.1111/hojo.12165

Actions (login required)

View Item View Item