Examining Approaches to Harmful Sexual Behavio(u)rs of Youth through Children's Rights Lens: Perspectives from the UK, US, and Australia
Simon Hackett, BA (Hons), MA (Econ), CQSW, PhD, FAcSS, Dale Tolliday, NSW Ministry of Health, Australia, and Jane Silovsky, PhD
This panel will provide a children’s right framework as a central foundational principles to guide the protection of children. This framework aligns with a trauma responsive approach. Through this children’s rights framework, descriptions of key topics of each country’s major developments, approach, and struggles addressing problematic and harmful sexual behavio(u)r of youth. The panel will conclude with a discussion of strategies to create paradigm shifts in professional approaches to problematic and harmful sexual behavio(u)r that respect and align with children’s rights.
- Explain a children’s rights framework as a central part of the protection of children
- Identify the major developments and approaches to problematic and harmful sexual behavior(s) in the United States, United Kingdom, and Australia
- Examine strategies that support a paradigm shift utilizing children’s rights framework to guide policies and practices when addressing problematic and harmful sexual behavior(s) in youth