Young Men Who Have Sexually Abused – A Case Study Guide

 Young Men Who Have Sexually Abused – A Case Study Guide
 Andrew Durham, Wiley
 ISBN 0470022396,


I would recommend this to practitioners working with young men who have sexually abused, writes Jamie Middleton.

Andrew Durham, a consultant practitioner and manager of a specialist service for sexually inappropriate behaviour, covers a range of topics such as assessment of the young person, family assessments, and the importance of holistic approaches to intervention.

He has also included important practice issues such as guidance in relation to foster care, residential care and schools.

But I was disappointed with the issues for schools to consider as which, for me, lacked real substance. The chapter covering the youth justice system, while informative,
was equally simplistic; similarly, the much needed information regarding the management of foster placements for this client group was more focused towards planned placements, which practitioners will know is not always possible when emergencies arise.

Nonetheless, this is a navigable, interesting and informative book.

Jamie Middleton is a children and families social worker, Sheffield Council

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