Are you a parent in need of support and help because your child has sexually abused someone? Or a professionals working with young people and their families?
Clear and accessible, this book describes an approach that is motivated and empathic. Whilst recognising the painful nature for parents and families in facing the future following abuse, it offers them hope and emphasises the possibility of positive change.
Parents can use Facing the Future as a stand-alone source of practical advice and support. Alternatively, it can be read a section at a time, to address specific needs and concerns that may be raised either by parents or by those who are working to support them.
It describes key issues, offers practical information and advise, shares stories of what has happened in other families, and presents a range of therapeutic exercises that give parents an opportunity to consider their own responses to the issues being raised. Facing the Future will help parents:
understand what is and what's not normal in children and young people's behaviour
learn about pathways into, and patterns of, sexually abusive behaviour
deal with the crisis of the abuse
cope with difficult feelings
make positive changes to how they behave as parents and as families
manage risky or worrying situations
work effectively with professionals and contribute to 'treatment' work
As we learn more and more about the vital contribution that parents can make with children and young people who have sexually abused, this book is an invaluable resource for all parents, practitioners and services working with these issues.
Simon Hackett is Lecturer at the University of Durham and former Programme Director of G-MAP in Manchester. He currently practises with young people who have sexually abused and their parents at the Kaleidoscope project in the North East of England. Facing the Future is based on ten years of experience in this specialist field and his continued, careful and critical study of our current knowledge.
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