Taking Action is for parents and caregivers whose son or daughter has sexually offended. The moments following this discovery can be very distressing and confusing. Yet, this is precisely the time the child needs support and understanding. Parents and families play a significant role in the successful treatment of their adolescent children. And that's where Taking Action comes in. Written by one of the leading authorities in the field, this guidebook provides the information families need to support their children and access the resources they will require in the days to come.
Chapters include the following:
- Facing a Family Crisis
- Understanding Adolescents with Illegal Sexual Behavior
- Understanding Treatment
- Communicating with Your Adolescent
- Controversial Treatment Practices
- Preventing Future Illegal Behavior
- Taking Action
About the author:
Barbara L. Bonner, Ph.D., a Clinical Child Psychologist, is a Professor and the CMRI/Jean Gumerson Endowed Chair, Director of the Center on Child Abuse and Neglect (CCAN), and Associate Director of the Child Study Center (CSC) in the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center. In addition, she serves as the Director of the National Center on Sexual Behavior of Youth. Her clinical and research interests include the assessment and treatment of abused children, treatment outcome and program effectiveness, prevention of child fatalities, and treatment of children and adolescents with inappropriate or illegal sexual behavior. Dr. Bonner is Past-President of the Board of Councilors of the International Society for Prevention of Child Abuse and Past President of the American Professional Society on the Abuse of Children (APSAC). She has presented her research throughout the US and internationally.