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A Collaborative Approach for Engaging Families in Treatment With Sexually Aggressive Youth Publications
Enhancing Community Collaboration To Stop Sexual Harm By Youth
A Collaborative Approach For Family Reconciliation And Reunification With Youth Who Have Caused Sexual Harm

 

Workbooks

Purchase these helpful workbooks and download the Facilitator’s Manual for free!

 

A Trauma Informed Approach for Adolescent Sexual Health


Joann Schladale M.S., L.M.F.T.

78 pages
FREE DOWNLOAD HERE

Table of Contents

  • Introduction
  • Sexual Health
    • Optimum development
    • Developmental Categories
    • Developmental Assets
    • Sex Education
  • Vulnerable Populations
    • Prevention
    • Everyone’s Not the Same
  • A Trauma Informed Approach
    • Complex Trauma
    • Assessing Strengths and Needs
    • Factors that Influence Successful Outcomes
    • Factors that Influence Successful Outcomes
  • Effective Strategies
    • Comprehensive Sex Education
    • Therapeutic Services
    • The Trauma Outcome Process
    • Touch
  • Conclusion
  • Appendix
    • Recommendations for Responding to Trauma in Sexual Health Courses
    • Safety Plans
    • Optimum Referrals
    • Core Competencies for Court Involved Youth
  • Resources

 

 

Stop It!


Joann Schladale M.S., L.M.F.T.

ISBN: 0-9721401-0-7      

300 pages

$19.95  

Stop It! is for anyone interested in youth violence prevention. It is a practical research based
guide for caregivers and service providers. The goal is to make prevention easier, and more
successful.

Table of Contents

Foundation
Our Stories
Introduction
Section One: What Works
1. Working Together for Community Safety.
A clear approach for collaboration offers a structured and unified response to violence.
2. Growing Up Physically, Emotionally, and Sexually Healthy.
A guide for primary prevention helps everyone know how to best
prevent youth violence. And, yes, sex is mentioned!
3. The Facts, Ma’am, Just the Facts: Research That Informs Services.
A research summary shows what works for youth violence prevention.
Section Two: How to Stop It
4. Connecting with Kids and Families.
Compelling evidence shows how respectful interaction makes it easier to prevent youth violence.
5. Assessing Family Strengths and Needs.
Evaluations and assessment clarify strengths that can prevent violence, identify risks to overcome, and provide a map for getting there.
6. Working Toward Success.
A guide for secondary and tertiary prevention provides a framework for treatment and other services.
7. Stopping Violence for Good.
Practical application of research promotes long-term change and successful transition into adulthood.
Section Three: Other Important Things
8. Everyone’s Not the Same! Addressing Uniqueness in Families.
Human differences require more than lip service to achieve individualized interventions.
9. When All Else Fails … Out of Home Placement.
Removing a child from home is fraught with peril.
10. Celebrating Ourselves!
Self-care helps caregivers and service providers stay up for the challenge.
Appendix
Glossary
Acknowledgments
References
Index

 

 

The T.O.P.* Workbook for Sexual Health

 

 

Joann Schladale M.S., L.M.F.T.

ISBN: 0-9721401-1-5

128 pages    

$19.00  

The purpose of The T.O.P.* Workbook for Sexual Health is to support young people in decision-making that promotes health and well-being, particularly sexual health. Research on this topic indicates youth in foster care are 71% more likely to experience unplanned pregnancy than are other young adults. Sexual responses to trauma can be managed and turned into healthy coping strategies that promote pregnancy prevention. This workbook is designed to do just that.

The workbook provides a structured approach for exploring the impact of previous trauma on current behavior. The Trauma Outcome Process is a conceptual framework designed to simplify how painful life experiences impact thoughts, feelings, physiological reactions, and behavior. The workbook represents an integration of clinical material relating to trauma and sexual decision-making from a variety of sources and professional disciplines.

The workbook has been peer reviewed by licensed mental health clinicians working in child welfare and community health.  It was piloted with youth in independent living programs and those aging out of foster care.

Table of Contents

Chapter One: So Many Choices!

Chapter Two: Life Experiences

Chapter Three: Bad Things That Happen In Life

Chapter Four: Looking For Love In All The Wrong Places

Chapter Five: The Trauma Outcome Process

Chapter Six: Taking Good Care Of Yourself

Chapter Seven: Becoming The Person I Want To Be

Chapter Eight: Pursuing My Dreams

To order by phone, call (207) 865-3111.

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The T.O.P.* Workbook for Taming Violence and Sexual Aggression

Joann Schladale M.S., L.M.F.T.

ISBN: 0-9721401-0-7      

128 pages

$24.00  

 

The T.O.P. Workbook is a psycho-educational manual for youth who have exhibited violent and/or sexually aggressive behavior. It addresses challenges children and adolescents face in making decisions about getting into trouble versus staying out of trouble. The narrative approach utilizes a life course perspective based upon theories of human and family ecology. The premise of the workbook is to support youth in developing an awareness of how they came to commit acts of violence and sexual aggression and how they can choose to tame such behavior. It is written at a sixth grade reading level in order to best meet the special needs of these clients.
The workbook has been peer reviewed by licensed mental health clinicians working in juvenile justice, social services, and community mental health. It was piloted with a variety youth including those with developmental disabilities and is intended for use in both community-based and residential treatment settings.

Table of Contents

Chapter One: Getting Into Trouble Versus Staying Out of Trouble

Chapter Two: Life Experiences

Chapter Three: Bad Things That Happen In Life

Chapter Four: Feeding Violence and Sexual Aggression

Chapter Five: The Trauma Outcome Process

Chapter Six: Taking Good Care Of Yourself

Chapter Seven: Becoming The Person I Want To Be

Chapter Eight: Pursuing My Dreams

To order by phone, call (207) 865-3111.

 

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Review of The T.O.P.* Workbook for Taming Violence and Sexual Aggression by David Prescott, Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers Forum Editor

 

Dear Mrs. Joann Schladale, Hey, what’s up?  How are you?  I am fine, the reason I’m writing this letter is to thank you for making The T. O. P. Workbook.  The book helped me a lot to control my feelings and to make myself feel good.  I learned a lot of ways to control sexual arousal, trauma echoes, and how to use power, control, respect, courage, and strength benevolently.  It help me to care for other people not just myself.  It makes me feel good because I can respect my family and other people.  I just need to have confidence and to believe in myself and that will be enough to follow my dreams and help me handle the negative things that’s in the way. I just want to thank you for how much you helped me and other people around the world to deal with their problems and not run from them. Thank you!
From,Brian (age 14)