Who is the STOP Adolescent Programme for?
The STOP Adolescent Programme provides assessment and treatment for male adolescents (12 to 18 years) who have engaged in sexually abusive behaviours.
Assessment and treatment is provided for:
- Adolescents who are ready to stop their sexually abusive behaviour.
- Aged between 12 to 18 years (dependant on certain factors allowance may be made for clients who fall outside this range to attend the programme).
- Treatment is provided for those who are assessed as suitable for a community-based treatment programme.
Both assessment and treatment provided by the programmes are tailored to the needs of clients in terms of their age and learning ability. For example, within treatment clients attend group therapy with peers of a similar age and those with intellectual disability or learning difficulties are catered for in a programme designed to match their abilities (the Changing Directions Programme)
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