Continuing Education: Sexual Abuse
Approximately one-third of sexual offenders are themselves juveniles. 23% of reported cases of child sexual abuse are perpetrated by individuals under the age of 18. 40 to 80 % of juvenile sexual offenders have themselves been victims of sexual abuse These are just some of the statistics provided by the National Center for Victims of Crime. We will hear a presentation concerning common characteristics of a child who has been sexually abused and how adolescent sex offenders are more responsive to treatment than adults.