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Information about AIM Project 1
Purpose of Guidelines 1
Terminology 1
Further Reading 1
CONTENTS 2
PART ONE – RESEARCH AND GUIDANCE 5
SECTION 1: UNDERSTANDING SEXUALLY PROBLEMATIC/HARMFUL BEHAVIOURS 6
1.1 UNDERSTANDING YOUNGER CHILDREN UNDER 10 YEARS 7
Information from Research and Practice 7
1.2 UNDERSTANDING ADOLESCENTS 10-18 YEARS OLD 9
Information from Research and Practice 9
1.3 UNDERSTANDING YOUNG PEOPLE WITH LEARNING DIFFICULTIES 13
SECTION 2: CHECKLISTS TO EVALUATE SEXUAL BEHAVIOUR 16
CHECKLIST OUTCOMES 17
2.1 CHECKLIST FOR YOUNGER CHILDREN UNDER 10 YEARS 19
2.2 CHECKLIST FOR ADOLESCENTS 10-18 YEARS 21
2.3 CHECKLIST FOR YOUNG PEOPE WITH LEARNING DIFFICULTIES 23
SECTION 3: MANAGING PROBLEMATIC/HARMFUL BEHAVIOURS IN A RESIDENTIAL SETTING 25
3.1 DEPARTMENTAL LEVEL 26
3.2 UNIT LEVEL 31
3.3 INDIVIDUAL LEVEL 38
3.4 WORKING WITH OTHERS/VICTIMS 45
SECTION 4: INDIVIDUAL WORK – GETTING STARTED AND IDEAS FOR SESSIONS 48
4.1 GETTING STARTED 50
4.2 PLANNING THE WORK 51
4.3 IDEAS FOR SESSIONS 52
Emotional Literacy – The Language of Feelings 52
Self Esteem 53
Functional Coping Mechanisms 54
Communication Skills 56
Relationship and Social Skills 56
Problem Solving and Decision Making 57
USEFUL RESOURCES 58
PART TWO – PRACTICAL TOOLS AND MONITORING FORMS 60
INTRODUCTION TO THE TOOLS AND FORMS 61
1. RISK ASSESSMENT ADMISSION FORM 63
2. INTERNAL RISKS & NEEDS ASSESSMENT OF SEXUALLY HARMFUL BEHAVIOURS 64
3. MANAGING THE RISKS 65
4. MEETING NEEDS 66
5. DETAILED INTRA/INTER-AGENCY PLANNING FORM 68
6. AGREEMENTS/CONTRACTS WITH CHILDREN AND YOUNG PEOPLE 69
7. SEXUAL BEHAVIOURS MONITORING FORM 70
8. SEXUAL BEHAVIOURS TIMELINE/CHRONOLOGY SHEET 72
CASE EXAMPLES ILLUSTRATING THE USE OF PROCESSED FORMS 73
1. RISK ASSESSMENT ADMISSION FORM 74
2. INTERNAL RISKS & NEEDS ASSESSMENT OF SEXUALLY HARMFUL BEHAVIOURS 76
3. MANAGING THE RISKS 77
4. MEETING NEEDS 79
5. DETAILED INTRA/INTER-AGENCY PLANNING FORM 80
6. AGREEMENTS/CONTRACTS WITH CHILDREN AND YOUNG PEOPLE 83
7. SEXUAL BEHAVIOURS MONITORING FORM 84
8. SEXUAL BEHAVIOURS TIMELINE/CHRONOLOGY SHEET 86
REFERENCES 87
IDEAS FOR FURTHER READING 88