Sexually Aggressive Youth Program
The Sexually Aggressive Youth (SAY) program is an intensive form of counseling for those who have engaged in sexually abusive behavior with the goal of rehabilitation and possibly reunification. This program is available for all children and adolescents.
The goal of this program is to reduce the risk of sexually abusive behavior occurring again. Due to offenses occurring often within family’s the focus of this program also is with reunification and family management. This program does work through individual, group, joint and family sessions. Through individual and possible group work, clients will develop understanding of the abuse event through exploration of the event itself and potential history behind the event. The client then works to develop a plan to reduce the risk of reoccurrence through establishment of healthy relationships, environments and safety/protection plans. Work is also done with the family system, which may or may not include the victim, to discuss safety planning as well as possible reunification.
Considerations for this program:
- Children or adolescents who have engaged in a sexually abusive behavior
- The sexually abusive behavior is defined by the ORC 2950.01 (not necessarily adjudicated or convicted)
- Reunification and family management can be addressed
- Does not possess an actively psychotic thought disorder
- Does not possess intellectual functioning that falls below Borderline Intellectual Functioning
- Does not deny the inappropriate sexual behavior occurred, in addition to a lack of information verifying the behavior