Impact of an individual intervention programme with adolescents who engage in sexually abusive behaviour

Impact of an individual intervention programme with adolescents who engage in sexually abusive behaviour

Impact of an individual intervention programme with adolescents who engage in sexually abusive behaviour

Individual presentation97Ricardo Barroso, University of Porto, Portugal

Room 2AWed 14:00 - 15:30

Introduction and objective: The practices of sexual violence can be perpetrated by adolescents or adults, being mostly practiced by male aggressors. The PBX Programme (Barroso, Ramião, & Figueiredo, 2018) was built given the need to implement specialized interventions with adolescents who have committed sexual crimes, using the detention time to drive the desired behavioural change. Method: A group of male adolescents benefited from an individual intervention program, applied by clinical and forensic psychologists in a forensic setting. The PBX Programme was developed considering an initial phase of psychoeducational contents and a second phase of specialized therapeutic intervention, preparing for life in society. The experimental impact assessment included pre and post intervention data collection. An instrument protocol was applied, and a standardized qualitative clinical interview was conducted to find behavioural change. Results and Conclusion: Preliminary results gather sufficient evidence of the impact on juvenile’s behaviour change process and support the implementation of the program.
Co-author(s): Eduarda Ramião, Patricia Figueiredo, Ana Sousa

Assessment and treatment of young and/or adolescent offenders
experiment, PBX, sexual violence
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