Sexually Harmful Youth

Successful Reintegration to School

  • Christy A. Mulligan
  • Justin Ayoub
  • Callen E. Kostelnik

Part of the SpringerBriefs in Psychology book series (BRIEFSPSYCHOL)

Also part of the NYASP School Psychology Archives book sub series (NYASPSPA)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Christy A. Mulligan, Justin Ayoub, Callen E. Kostelnik
    Pages 1-9
  3. Christy A. Mulligan, Justin Ayoub, Callen E. Kostelnik
    Pages 11-29
  4. Christy A. Mulligan, Justin Ayoub, Callen E. Kostelnik
    Pages 31-42
  5. Christy A. Mulligan, Justin Ayoub, Callen E. Kostelnik
    Pages 43-53

About this book


This Brief focuses on youth who engage in sexually harmful behavior and how they transition back into public schools after serving time in a juvenile detention center or treatment facility. The Brief examines the difference between normal sexual behaviors and sexually harmful behaviors and provides an overview of the theories of sexual offending. It also compares youth who sexually harm to other deviant groups; assesses intragroup similarities and differences; and reviews child and family risk factors. In addition, it provides a summary of prevention programs for all students and for those who are at risk to sexually re-offend. Finally, the Brief illustrates how a youth who has engaged in sexually harmful behavior could potentially transition back into school and discusses the school’s role in treatment. Sexually Harmful Youth: Successful Reintegration to School is an essential resource for researchers, professionals, and graduate students in child and school psychology, social work, and public health.


Child and family risk factors for sexually harmful youth Emotional and academic supports for sexually harmful youth National Task Force on Juvenile Sexual Offending Nonsexually violent behaviors in adolescents Normal sexual behaviors in adolescents Normal sexual behaviors in youth Prevention programs for at-risk students Psychological evaluations of sexually harmful youth Reintegration to School for juvenile offenders Relapse prevention for sexually harmful youth School’s role in treatment of sexually harmful youth Sexually harmful behavior in adolescents Sexually harmful behavior in youth Theories of sexual offending in adolescents Transition back into school for juveniles offenders

Authors and affiliations

  • Christy A. Mulligan
    • 1
  • Justin Ayoub
    • 2
  • Callen E. Kostelnik
    • 3
  1. 1.School Psychology ProgramLong Island UniversityBrooklynUSA
  2. 2.School and Community Psychology ProgramHofstra UniversityHempsteadUSA
  3. 3.University at Albany, State University of New YorkAlbanyUSA

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