Using the Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE) scale and two risk assessment measures to look at likelihood of completion of treatment and reducing the risk of recidivism.
Recently, there is a growing trend in treating individuals who have committed sex crimes to do so from a lens of trauma informed care. Without going into the details of what trauma informed care is, it is a significant break from the traditional manner that sex offender treatment has been delivered for many years. As with any culture shift, there are many skeptics. This research article seeks to provide evidence to support the trauma informed care paradigm.
The current study used the Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE) scale as a measure of trauma and assessed the relationship between ACE scores, recidivism and treatment completion.
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