Good practice in delivering and evaluating interventions for young people with sexually abusive behaviours

Current project

This project evaluates services for young people with sexually abusive behaviours and examines how to improve the implementation of these services.

Now recruiting participants

The project is now recruiting key service providers and practitioners about effective therapeutic responses for young people with sexually abusive behaviours to participate in this important study.  Participation is confidential, within the limits of the law, and participants will not be identifiable in any publications arising from this research.

Get in touch

If you would like to participate or  would like further information about the project please contact the research team on: 

AIFS has been commissioned by the Australian National Research Organisation for Women’s Safety (ANROWS), to conduct the Good practice in delivering and evaluating interventions for young people with sexually abusive behaviours (SABs) project.

This project is designed to build on the existing empirical work carried out by AIFS and Deakin University about the characteristics of effective approaches in responding to young people with SABs.  Specifically, the project aims to:

  • Map the current service responses for young people with sexually abusive behaviours
  • Evaluate three service models across Australia
  • Develop a detailed understanding of effective interventions and the contextual factors affecting implementation

The project will begin with an online survey with key service providers and practitioners. This will be followed by individual and focus group interviews with service providers and practitioners in Victoria, New South Wales and Queensland, to identify the range of factors and conditions that influence best practice and how such practices are evaluated.

Researchers

Duration

February 2017-April 2019

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