AIMS: This will place a developmental lens over Harmful Sexualised Behaviour (HSB) and inform a flexible approach to responding to children and young people displaying problematic, concerning and harmful sexualised behaviours. We will consider the influence of childhood adversity, insecure attachment, poor peer relationships, familial transmission and social learning when risk managing and safety planning.
OBJECTIVES: By the end of the course participants will be able to:
- Define contributory and the aetiology of HSB in children and young people.
- Exploring the genesis and maintenance of Harmful Sexualised Behaviour and the link with Childhood Adversity.
- Explore efficacious ways of engaging with this cohort of children and young people.
- Inform the importance of professional responses toward risk management, prevention, intervention and safety planning.