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Vicarious restorative justice (VRJ) is a practice that allows individuals who have experienced sexual harm to sit face to face with individuals who have perpetrated it. The concept of VRJ is not new, but it has not been utilized for healing from sexual trauma until recently. Healing from Sexual Violence explains what vicarious restorative justice is and how it promotes healing without retraumatizing people.
Dr. Cortoni reviews what we currently know about women who engage in sexual offending behavior and provides best current practices for the assessment, treatment, and management of this population.
The book is a must for anyone working in the field treating women who sexually offend.
The authors of this book acknowledge that working in criminal justice is challenging for anyone, male or female. They have written this book to help women and male supervisors and colleagues in the field handle the special challenges that may cross their paths.
A single-volume reference with the latest best-practice information on working with adolescents who have sexually harmed.
In Trauma-Informed Care, readers will become well-versed in the cross-disciplinary research describing the impact of early childhood trauma on cognitive, social, emotional, and behavioral development. The authors focus on two general skills: 1) case conceptualization and 2) trauma-informed responding.
Dr. Jung summarizes the history of RNR; translates the principles into practice with sexual offenders; and describes what that implementation looks like. Intended for clinicians who wish to optimize therapeutic effectiveness, administrators who seek guidance for the manner in which they must allocate limited resources, and for others who wish to learn practical ways to implement RNR principles in the treatment and management of sex offenders.
Treatment of sexual abusers is commonly practiced in group settings, but all too often is conducted like "individual therapy with an audience." The authors of this book aim to change this paradigm by helping clinicians increase their effectiveness in treatment using the unique power of group relationships and group cohesion to achieve therapeutic growth for individual group members.