Sibling Sexual Abuse Project
Sibling Sexual Abuse Project

Working with affected families

Working with affected families

A safeguarding road map in sibling sexual abuse cases

Stuart Allardyce, a speaker at the conference in Session 1 provided the conference with a PDF briefing sheet called A Safeguarding Map in Sibling Sexual Abuse Cases’.  This should be read in conjunction with Sibling Sexual Abuse: A Knowledge and Practice Overview that was written by Stuart and Dr Peter Yates and can be accessed here: https://www.csacentre.org.uk/knowledge-in-practice/practice-improvement/sibling-sexual-abuse/

A tool for working with affected families

Recommended viewing for information on Ambit as highlighted in Session 4

Ambit in Four Minutes: 

Recommend reading from the speakers of Session 4

Allen, J. G., Fonagy, P., & Bateman, A. W. (2008). Mentalizing in clinical practice. American Psychiatric Pub.

Ayland L & West B (2006): The Good Way model: A strengths-based approach for working with young people, especially those with intellectual difficulties, who have sexually abusive behaviour, Journal of Sexual Aggression: An international, interdisciplinary forum for research, theory and practice, 12:2, 189-201

Burnham J,B. (1988) Family Therapy. London & New York: Routledge.

Caffaro, J. (2014) Sibling Abuse Trauma: Assessment and Intervention Strategies for Children, Families, and Adults (2nd edition). New York: Routledge.

Fahy, B. (2011) Dilemmas for practitioners working with siblings under 10 years presenting with harmful sexual behaviour towards each other, with complex trauma histories. What are the challenges involved in how they should be placed in local authority care permanently? In Calder, M. (ed.) Contemporary Practice with Young People Who Sexually Abuse: Evidence-based Developments. Lyme Regis: Russell House Publishing.

Mercer, V. (2020) The AIM Restorative Practice and Harmful Sexual Behaviour Assessment Framework and Practice Guidance. Manchester: AIM Project.

Milner, J. (2008) Solution-focused approaches to caring for children whose behaviour is sexually harmful. Adoption and Fostering, 32:4, 42-50

Myers, S. (2005) A signs of safety approach to assessing children with sexually concerning or harmful behaviour, Child Abuse Review 14, 97-112.

Myers, S. McLaughlin, M. & Warwick, K. (2003) The day the touching monster came: narrative and solution-focused approaches to working with children and young people with sexually inappropriate behaviour, Journal of Education Psychology 20, 76-89.

NSPCC emotional reactions journey – visual from ySOTSEC-ID (University of Kent) and Be Safe Keep Safe: Group Intervention for Young People with Learning Disabilities & Harmful Sexual Behaviour(s) & their Parents/Carers.

Thomas, J. and Viar, C. (2005) Family reunification in cases of sibling incest. In Calder, M. (ed.) Children and Young People Who Sexually Abuse – New Theory, Research and Practice Developments. Lyme Regis: Russell House Publishing.

Walker, L. and Laugharne, C. (2016) Helping children to learn about safer sexual behaviour: taking steps to safety: a guide book. London: Speechmark.

Welfare, A. (2008) How qualitative research can inform clinical interventions in families recovering from sibling sexual abuse. The Australian and New Zealand Journal of Family Therapy, 29(3):139–147.

Yates, P. and Allardyce, S. (2021) Sibling Sexual Abuse: A Knowledge and Practice Overview

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