AIM Under 12’s Assessment Model; Summer 2019

The AIM Under 12s Assessment Model for younger children who are displaying problematic or harmful sexual behaviours has been updated by Carol Carson. It will contain a checklist for early decision making and pattern mapping for analysing the sexual behaviour on an inter-agency basis. It will complement the AIM3 model and provide a framework for information gathering and the development of a profile of the child, their sexual behaviours, general functioning, and their context. Through case formulation, the child’s specific needs and risks are identified, leading to more targeted interventions to reduce the likelihood of a repetition of the problematic/ harmful sexual behaviour. As with AIM3, it also allows the assessment to be more fluid, capable of being updated and adapted as progress takes place, or significant new stressors or risks are added to the profile.