Good practice in delivering and evaluating interventions for young people with harmful sexual behaviours
The report recommends the establishment of a public repository of information about services for young people with harmful sexual behaviours. Funding bodies should dedicate resources to collaborative research into tailoring therapeutic work to vulnerable young people.
The researchers have also proposed principles of good practice, which should be used to guide practitioners in their therapeutic work with young people. It will also support practice designers and funders in ensuring appropriate resourcing is made available.
Dr Antonia Quadara, Australian Institute of Family Studies
Dr Wendy O'Brien, Deakin University
Dr Olivia Ball, Deakin University
Will Douglas, Australian Institute of Family Studies
Linna Vu, Australian Institute of Family Studies
Mr Dale Tolliday, New Street Services
Mr Howard Bath, Alambi Care
Ms Carolyn Worth, South Eastern Centre Against Sexual Assault and Family Violence
New Zealand Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abuse (ANZATSA)
Mr Russell Pratt, Statewide Principal Practitioner in the Office of Professional Practice DHHS (who delivers SABTS programs in Victoria)
Advisory Group with representatives from diverse sectors such as police, child and family welfare agencies, family support services, family violence services, child protection and education.
Additional project information is available at https://aifs.gov.au/projects/good-practice-delivering-and-evaluating-interventions-young-people-sexually-abusive-behaviours
Funded by Australian Government Department of Social Services.