The intention is Submission from Stephen Smallbone, dated 7 August These stakeholders included psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers and counsellors in health, child protection, juvenile justice, non-government agencies and private practice.
A number of clinicians reported conversations that they have had with parents or police officers in which the caller has indicated that they have called every other service in the region or state, only to find that the young person does not meet the eligibility criteria.
Gatehouse staff report that that they often receive calls from parents in outlying areas of metropolitan Melbourne indicating that they cannot bring their child because they cannot afford petrol for the car, or the car has broken down and they cannot afford the mechanical repairs required.
Journal of Interpersonal Violence. The importance of having youth specific courts, with Magistrates trained in Youth Issues, is an area that would be highlighted particularly in the area of problem sexualised behaviour, as the administration of justice in this regard would be dependent on a thorough understanding of what can be considered normal adolescent sexual experimentation as opposed to problem sexual behaviour.
Crime Science4, Intrafamilial adolescent sex offenders: Family functioning and treatment Jennifer A. Stevens and Christabel Chamarette and A. Where the responses of professionals are ill-informed or unregulated there may be profound risks for the children involved.
On being realistic about reducing the prevalence and impacts of youth sexual violence and abuse in two Australian Indigenous communities. Some agencies identify the benefits of having both male and female clinical staff as this provides opportunities for modelling positive gender roles and respectful collegial relationships.
Yet clinicians indicate that children are also very reluctant to disclose. In mapping the availability of therapeutic services, this report highlights a number of geographic and demographic gaps in service provision, including difficulties with eligibility criteria, referral pathways, funding arrangements and specialised workforce development.
Services for young people who are reported but not convicted of sexual offences The number of young people convicted of sex offences is very small.
Clinicians report that most children who are assaulted by an older sibling are extremely reluctant for the family to be divided, and they do not want their sibling to be in trouble with the police; they simply want the abusive behaviours to stop.
For children, primary contact with adults is with educational staff and parents or carers. Existing staff allocations have been reappropriated to create designated positions for Indigenous counsellors at both New Street and Cedar Cottage the affiliated diversionary scheme for adults.
Although Take Two is not established as a specialist service they report that, over time, 24 per cent of the young people in the program have presented with some form of inappropriate sexualised behaviours or display of sexual violence to towards others. Western Australia Providing specialist supervision for all juvenile justice orders proves a challenge in some jurisdictions.