In the 1980s, it was assumed that adolescents who sexually abuse were destined to a lifetime of causing havoc. In the 1990s, this perception was worsened by beliefs that there was a rising tide of “super-predators.” Now, years of scientific study have revealed a very different reality: Most adolescents who abuse are not known to re-offend, even after years of opportunity. What are the implications of this? What should we conclude? And what is the best way forward now that we know what we do? This webinar will review where we’ve been and what we can – and should – do better when adolescents harm others sexually.
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