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Youth sexual behaviour problems and sexual offending

This report provides a summary of research related to youth with sexual behaviour problems, including youth who have engaged in sexually abusive behaviour and youth who have sexually offended. The first part of the report includes background information on sexual behaviour problems and sexually abusive behaviour in youth including prevalence, incidence, etiology, typology, differences between youth and adults, treatment outcomes, and policy issues. The second part of the report provides information related to best practices for assessment and intervention for youth with sexual behaviour problems and/or who have sexually offended. Finally, examples of Canadian evidence-informed community-based programs for youth with sexual behaviour problems are provided. 

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