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Are You Okay? : A Practical Guide to Helping Young Victims of Crime - Pete Wallis

Are You Okay?

A Practical Guide to Helping Young Victims of Crime

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`It is clear that we need to do more to help children who have been victims of crime. This book will enable people to do exactly that-...get started with some tried and tested advice and techniques to help young victims.'---Sara Payne, Victims' Champion

How do you spot the signs that a young person who has been affected by crime or bullying? What is the impact of crime and how can you best aid the young person's recovery?

Are You Okay? deals with the issues that many adults may face when trying to help a young person in their care in the aftermath of a crime. It provides detailed information on the different types of crime from assault and hate crime to cyberbullying and sexual abuse, and explores how they may affect the young person in different ways. The author also addresses difficult issues such as dealing with fears of retaliation, confidentality, whether a crime should be reported, the grey area between crime and bullying and how best to assess the young person's needs.

This accessible guide will be essential reading for anyone working with children and young people aged 8+, including social workers, youth workers, teachers, police, education welfare officers and victim support and witness service workers.

Acknowledgements. Introduction. Key Concepts: Protective Behaviours and Restorative Approaches. Part 1. 'What happened?' The crimes and their consequences. 1. The crimes. 2. Indirect victimization or 'hidden harm'. 3. Understanding the effects of crime and recognizing the signs. Part 2. 'You are not alone' stepping in to help. 4. Raising the issue and responding well. 5. Assessment, confidentiality and reporting. Part 3. 'What will happen now?' The criminal justice system. 6. A swift navigation through the criminal justice system. 7. Restorative approaches. 8. The overlap between offending and victimization. 9. Next steps. Conclusion. Resources. Index.

ISBN: 9780857002723
ISBN-10: 9781920601065
Format: PDF
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 224
Published: 15th May 2010
Edition Number: 1