Research Goals

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Project title: Treatment success and drop out: Adolescents who sexually offended

Date: 2017 ongoing

Investigators: Radius

Funding Source: XXXXXX

Abstract/Methodology: Much evidence indicates that specific treatment modalities decrease adolescent sexual offence (ASO) recidivism.  However, there is minimal evidence regarding ASO treatment drop-out or unsuccessful treatment completion. This study investigates whether information collected at assessment is useful in predicting which ASO will drop-out of treatment and which will successfully complete.  Early identification of factors associated with unsuccessful treatment may provide clinicians with evidence to support varying engagement and retention measures.

Project title: Adolescents who sexually offended and XXXXXXXXXXX

Date: 2017 ongoing

Investigators: Radius

Funding Source: XXXXXX

Abstract/Methodology: Research indicates that XX children with CSB do not successfully complete treatment; however, successful completion has been linked to lowered rates of repeated inappropriate sexual behaviours.  Early identification of CSB children referred to treatment who later drop out may provide clinicians with insight into those children who may require additional intervention or engagement methods.

Completed Projects and Studies

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Adolescent sexual offence response protocol

This document provides a review of evidence regarding responding to adolescent sexual offending.  Details regarding steps to take to effectively intervene once a disclosure about and adolescent who sexually offended is received.  This protocol has been implemented in XXXX and XXXXX.  Training on implementing this document has been provided to XXXXX

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