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A Somatic Approach to Stabilisation when Working Therapeutically with Children and Young People who have Experienced Child Sexual Abuse and who Display Harmful Sexual Behaviour – Jo Drew

A Somatic Approach to Stabilisation when Working Therapeutically with Children and Young People who have Experienced Child Sexual Abuse and who Display Harmful Sexual Behaviour – Jo Drew Introduction Trauma is generally understood to be as a result of an experience or experiences where we feel helpless, overwhelmed and our life may be at risk. … Read more

g-map Senior Clinical Practitioner Sale, Greater Manchester Circa £35,000 p.a.

Senior Clinical Practitioner Sale, Greater ManchesterCirca £35,000 p.a. G-map is a nationally recognised independent organisation providing therapeutic services for young people who display harmful sexual behaviours, many of whom have attachment and/or trauma induced difficulties. The post is based in Sale, Greater Manchester and will provide opportunities to be involved in individual and family work … Read more

Evidence based practice when assessing sexual behaviours in children and young people: Ideology versus research – Sophie King-Hill & Kieran McCartan

Evidence based practice when assessing sexual behaviours in children and young people: Ideology versus research – Sophie King-Hill & Kieran McCartan Evidence based practice is a phrase that is used a lot in various services offered for children and young people. However, it is worth questioning how much evidence informs practice and how much of … Read more

Not so cute after all? The controversy over “Cuties”- Kasia Uzieblo, David Prescott and Kieran McCartan

Not so cute after all? The controversy over “Cuties”- Kasia Uzieblo, David Prescott and Kieran McCartan In recent days, a controversy arose over a Netflix-produced movie titled, “Cuties”. Its marketing campaign featured young girls dressed provocatively. It drew instant criticism in social media with some claiming it is a movie for paedophiles; others even stated … Read more

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

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

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

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

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

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

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