Circles ReBoot: A Circle of Support and Accountability specifically for Individuals who access Child Sexual Exploitation Material – Riana Taylor and Liz Hickey

Circles ReBoot: A Circle of Support and Accountability specifically for Individuals who access Child Sexual Exploitation Material – Riana Taylor and Liz Hickey On 29th September 2020, Circles UK was delighted to launch online, an innovative new programme – Circles ReBoot. Over 100 professionals attended the event to learn about this new Circle targeted specifically … Read more Circles ReBoot: A Circle of Support and Accountability specifically for Individuals who access Child Sexual Exploitation Material – Riana Taylor and Liz Hickey

Autism and Harmful Sexual Behaviour… The Problem Is Not Always The Problem – David Russell & Simon Robinson

Autism and Harmful Sexual Behaviour… The Problem Is Not Always The Problem – David Russell & Simon Robinson Introduction For someone with autism, navigating their day through a series of autistically unfriendly interactions (e.g. confusing social contacts, sensory overload, etc.) is likely to be both frustrating and exhausting.  If you’ve worked in autism services you … Read more Autism and Harmful Sexual Behaviour… The Problem Is Not Always The Problem – David Russell & Simon Robinson

Somnophilia: A “Sleeping Beauty syndrome”? – Elizabeth Deehan

Somnophilia: A “Sleeping Beauty syndrome”? – Elizabeth Deehan The interest in engaging in sexual behaviour with someone who is asleep – termed ‘somnophilia’ – has long been considered a predatory interest. In fact, John Money’s (1986) original definition classified somnophilia as a marauding/predatory type of paraphilia, suggesting that the arousal depended on the reaction of … Read more Somnophilia: A “Sleeping Beauty syndrome”? – Elizabeth Deehan

CSA – Gaining insights from practice

Gaining insights from practice Research into how professionals identify, respond to, record and report child sexual abuse can have a major impact on current understanding of the scale and nature of abuse, and the way in which services are organised and resources prioritised  To understand what data tells us about child sexual abuse (CSA), we … Read more CSA – Gaining insights from practice

The changes and challenges faced by University students during the COVID-19 pandemic – Dulcie Faure-Walker

The changes and challenges faced by University students during the COVID-19 pandemic – Dulcie Faure-Walker There are 137 universities in the UK and approximately 2 million students studying at higher education institutions. Each institution will have had to adapt quickly to the Coronavirus outbreak. Over the last few months students have continued to engage with … Read more The changes and challenges faced by University students during the COVID-19 pandemic – Dulcie Faure-Walker

How working with abuse can affect us – Willie Manson

How working with abuse can affect us – Willie Manson Most professionals who work with children or adults in the field of welfare and protection are resilient.  Yet we are all human. Working with people affected by sexual abuse, whether survivors or those who sexually harm others, can be difficult and demanding. Because we are … Read more How working with abuse can affect us – Willie Manson

Working together to fill the knowledge gaps on child sexual abuse – Dr Sophie Laws

Working together to fill the knowledge gaps on child sexual abuse – Dr Sophie Laws This blog was first published in March at www.csacentre.org.uk. In January, the Centre of expertise on child sexual abuse (CSA Centre) hosted a workshop for research funders, with contributions from the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse (IICSA) and the … Read more Working together to fill the knowledge gaps on child sexual abuse – Dr Sophie Laws

Using trauma-informed assessments for children and teenagers at risk of sexual exploitation – Dr Carmen Chan

Using trauma-informed assessments for children and teenagers at risk of sexual exploitation – Dr Carmen Chan Over recent years, there has been an increasing awareness of the impact of early adversity in childhood.  Despite some criticisms (e.g. not taking young people’s contextual circumstances into consideration), research on adverse childhood events (ACEs) has linked early trauma … Read more Using trauma-informed assessments for children and teenagers at risk of sexual exploitation – Dr Carmen Chan

Working with sexually harmful behaviour using a cognitive analytic framework – Dr Joe Judge

Working with Children who have engaged in Problematic SexualBehaviour and their Parents/Carers I find myself writing this article at a strange time. Firstly, we are in the middle of a global pandemic, which is strange enough in itself. The wider context though is that, relatively recently, I became Clinical Lead of the Sexual Harm Service … Read more Working with sexually harmful behaviour using a cognitive analytic framework – Dr Joe Judge

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