Under 10’s

This guide aims to help practitioners from different agencies consider the next steps in terms of assessing and working with young children (Under 10 yrs of age) and their families when an AIM initial assessment has identified areas of concern in regard to the child’s sexual behaviour.

The guide needs to be used in conjunction with the AIM Initial Assessment of Children Aged Under 10 years Old with Problematic Sexual Behaviour (Wilkinson and Carson 2001).

It will also be helpful for practitioners to refer to the AIM Initial Assessment and the AIM Comprehensive Assessment and Early Intervention Manuals of Parents/Carers of Children and Young People with Sexually Harmful Behaviour (Morrison and Wilkinson 2004).

The guide is in two sections:

  • Comprehensive Assessment
  • Using the Assessment Framework to guide Intervention

 

Contents

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INTRODUCTION 346
RESEARCH FINDINGS THAT GUIDE
ASSESSMENT AND INTERVENTION
348
Family Dynamics 349
COMPREHENSIVE ASSESSMENT
(CO-AUTHORED WITH CAROL CARSON)
351
A FRAMEWORK FOR UNDERTAKING
COMPREHENSIVE ASSESSMENT
352
1. Child’s Sexual Behaviour 352
2. Child Development 353
3. Family/Carers 354
4. Environmental Factors 355
ANALYSING THE INFORMATION & POTENTIAL OUTCOMES 355
The Concern & Strength Indicator 355
Using the Framework 355
1. Indicators of High Strength 356
2. Indicators of Low Strengths 357
3. Indicators of High Concern 357
4. Indicators of Low Concern 358
USING THE ASSESSMENT FRAMEWORK
TO GUIDE INTERVENTION
359
USING THE ASSESSMENT FRAMEWORK TO GUIDE INTERVENTION 360
OUTCOME MATRIX FROM COMPREHENSIVE ASSESSMENT 362
RESEARCH FINDINGS ABOUT INTERVENTION 369
IMPLICATIONS FOR INTERVENTION 371
PRACTICE ISSUES 372
1. Interventions with Parents/Carers 372
2. Intervetions with Parents 376
3. Interventions with Substitute Carers 380
Interventions with Children 383
APPENDIX 402
Other resources for direct work with children 403
Bibliography 404