Internet safety guide for people with autism spectrum disorder

People who have been diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) perceive the world differently from those who do not. As a result, individuals with ASD may use the internet in a different way than normal users and as a matter of fact, may face various online dangers. This article is focused on a guidebook that is designed to teach autistic people (and their parents, family, friends, and carers) about the hazards associated with using the internet and how to reduce those risks. However, it also highlights the advantages to demonstrate how internet use and enjoyment are safe and secure for autistic persons.

Protecting your child on the Internet: A guide for parents

It discusses the preventative measures that may be taken to safeguard kids from harmful information, cyberbullying, mobile obsession, and sexual predators. Some of these safety measures include using smart TVs and streaming material, keeping an eye on kids’ behavior, Install an ad blocker so that children won’t be exposed to misleading advertising that tempts them to download harmful software.

Banning conversion therapy consultation

It discussed some warnings of unintended harms (the idea that changing one’s sexual orientation is universally undesirable, as well as the idea that gender ascription and sexual orientation are innate) in the consultation’s formulation as a result of its “blindness” to the issue of paedophilia. It also presented some suggested modifications like government acknowledging that sexual orientation is not innate, or is only partially innate, as well as government acknowledging the distinction between gender and sexual orientation.

2016 Intimate attractions and sexual misconduct in the therapeutic relationship: Implications for socially just practice

Despite the fact that there is controversy on the relevant ethical rules, sexually intimate behavior between psychologists and their customers, mentors, and students poses a severe challenge within psychological and allied fields. For those involved, the negative effects are frequently wide and nuanced. In addition, clients from marginalized backgrounds may be more susceptible to therapist exploitation as a result of wider power gaps. This conversation focuses on how the therapeutic alliance and its applicability to minority communities have implications for training, monitoring, and practice. Suggestions were put forward to assist practitioners in differentiating between sexual desires and intimate behaviors and dealing with them in an ethical, socially just manner. A deeper comprehension of these problems might also be helpful to clients.

2016 Historical child sexual abuse in England and Wales: the role of historians

This paper examines the ethical and methodological concerns that have influenced a joint project that intends to map the social, legal, and political reactions to child sexual abuse in England and Wales over the twentieth century. The etymological conundrum of looking for past records of child sex abuse was highlighted. It then focuses on the gaps and silences in the archive, most problematically in relation to the voices and experiences of victims and survivors themselves, acknowledging that research tools will always be limited. Finally, it covers moral concerns with the identification or anonymization of persons who have been charged and found guilty (as well as victims and survivors) when reporting study findings. The 1920s and 1950s, as well as education, were regarded as the main subjects of discussion.

The psychotherapists: Working with sex offenders

In addition to addressing sex offenders and non-offending paedophiles, this study made therapy recommendations for the aforementioned profiles. Additionally, it was mentioned that certain skills, such as empathy, congruence, the capacity for reflection, mindfulness, and distress tolerance, are essential for therapists. The awareness of criminogenic factors such as abnormal sexual preferences, obsessive sexual behavior, attitudes that support sexual crime, a lack of close adult relationships, an antisocial lifestyle, impulsivity and poor self-control, unstable employment, negative peer associations, substance abuse, and subpar problem-solving skills are also helpful. According to research, addressing these issues can be the most effective strategy to stop reoffending. Most significantly, it emphasized the idea that StopSO is steadfastly committed to providing in-person treatment for anyone who experiences sexual attraction to children but is unsure of how to get help.

2016 Changes in coming out milestones across five age cohorts

In five age cohorts, self-identified lesbian, gay, and bisexual (LGB) individuals were compared in this quantitative study to evaluate differences in the coming out process. Participants completed the Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual Identity Scale (LGBIS). (Mohr & Fassinger, 2000), disclosed the ages at which they reached significant turning points in the coming-out process, and provided demographic data and details about their upbringing. In general, this sample revealed two noteworthy trends: (a) a decline in the average age at which milestones are reached; and (b) the disappearance of the gender disparity in milestone attainment between men and women. The current study adds to and supports prior research that indicates a high correlation between early coming out and social acceptance of LGB people.

2015 The World Federation of Societies of Biological Psychiatry (WFSBP) guidelines for the treatment of adolescent sexual offenders with paraphilic disorders

The main goal of these recommendations was to assess the effectiveness of pharmacological treatments for adolescents with paraphilic disorders who are sexual offenders or at-risk of becoming sexual offenders. Treatments that are psychosocial and psychotherapeutic were also examined. Particularly when compared to adults, adolescents with paraphilic illnesses pose a different therapeutic challenge. Additionally, the majority of the published treatment programmes have made use of psycho-educational, familial, and cognitive behavioral interventions. Adolescent psychological therapy is based on the idea that sexually inappropriate behavior can be controlled by the offender and that more mature behaviors can be taught. These recommendations’ major goals are to raise the standard of care and support medical professionals in making clinical judgements and viability. An algorithm is proposed for the treatment of paraphilic disorders in adolescent sexual offenders or those who are at risk.

2015 The relationship between mental disorder and recidivism in sexual offenders

The significance of mental illness as a risk factor for violence has been contested, with substantial consequences for clinical treatment and mental health policy. Although this relationship has lately been called into doubt in relation to sexual offenders, mental health diagnoses often have no effect on recidivism in offender samples. In the current, prospective analysis, the significance of various mental health diagnoses and pertinent co-morbidity is evaluated as predictors of various types of recidivism in two different samples of sexual offenders who were followed up to 27 years in the community. According to the findings, neither on their own nor in multivariate categories did mental health diagnoses predict recidivism, albeit comorbid drug use disorders and a few personality disorders did exhibit some construct power.

2015 Restorative justice, offender rehabilitation and desistance

The conceptual differences between rehabilitation, restorative justice, and desistance conceptions of criminal offender cessation are examined in this essay. The main goal of this discussion is to consider the role and usefulness of a restorative model as a recidivism reduction tool. Over the past twenty years or so, theoretical and empirical study has concentrated on restorative justice, a novel, inclusive approach to dealing with crime. Although the practice side of RJ is progressing significantly, there are still some conceptually ambiguous areas in the way the model(s) are developed. The absence of integration with the field of correctional rehabilitation and, to a lesser extent, desistance theories and research, are persistent issues. The three sets of concepts were linked in this study in a way that upholds the integrity and worth of each viewpoint while also recognizing that each has its own “natural” bounds and application areas