6. Attachment, Social Skills, and Sexually Abusive Behavior

  1. Phil Rich

Published Online: 16 MAR 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781118105887.ch6

Understanding, Assessing, and Rehabilitating Juvenile Sexual Offenders, Second Edition

Understanding, Assessing, and Rehabilitating Juvenile Sexual Offenders, Second Edition

How to Cite

Rich, P. (2011) Attachment, Social Skills, and Sexually Abusive Behavior, in Understanding, Assessing, and Rehabilitating Juvenile Sexual Offenders, Second Edition, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9781118105887.ch6

Author Information

  1. Clinical Program Development of the Stetson School, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 16 MAR 2012
  2. Published Print: 22 FEB 2011

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470551721

Online ISBN: 9781118105887

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Keywords:

  • attachment, social skills and sexually abusive behavior;
  • attachment difficulties, norm - in sexually abusive youth and adult sexual offenders;
  • attachment-mediated pathway - a developmental link, and causal pathway;
  • value of attachment-informed understanding - of sexually abusive youth;
  • unfolding and enrichment of metacognition - development of essential social skill

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • An Attachment-Mediated Pathway

  • Research on Attachment and Sexually Abusive Behavior

  • The Value of an Attachment-Informed Understanding of Sexually Abusive Youth

  • Sexually Abusive Behavior and the Acquisition of Social Goals: An Attachment-Informed View

  • The Development of Social Skills in the Social Environment

  • The Development and Role of Metacognition

  • Empathy and Moral Development through Social Relatedness

  • Empathy as a Social Skill

  • Empathy and Moral Development in the Social Context: The Moralization of Attachment

  • Attachment, Connection, and Relatedness at the Social Level

  • Social Competencies and Two “Types” of Juvenile Sexual Offender

  • The Path from Attachment to Sexually Abusive Behavior

  • Conclusion: Attachment as a Target for Treatment and Rehabilitation