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Presented at the 18th Annual Research Conference

Transforming Mental Health Services for Responding to Youthful Sexual Aggression

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Session Number: 1000 Room: Salon E & F

Presenting: Joann Schladale; karen fredricks

All Authors for this paper: Joann Schladale; karen fredricks

Presentation Type: poster presentation

Synopsis: A systems-of-care approach for youthful sexual aggression is especially pertinent due to the seriousness of the behavior problems, the large number of youths who receive services across multiple systems of care, and the pervasive problems with service fragmentation. The field of juvenile sexual offending does not have consensus on the role of families in a systems-of-care approach. Not all agree that family "voice and choice" has a legitimate place, equal to that of professionals, in driving policy or services (i.e., notions similar to some mental health professionals as the system-of-care model developed). Severely emotionally disturbed youth with sexually harmful behavior remain truly "unclaimed children" even in the system-of-care arena. Parents tell us that stigma issues are overwhelming even within the family movement, and the interlocking child serving systems that make up systems-of-care components do not easily accept responsibility other than Juvenile Justice for adjudicated youth. We will link systems of care and best practices for responding to youthful sexual aggression.


Session Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Presentation Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM