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Qualitative Analysis of Administrator, Provider, and Stakeholder Views on the Costs and Benefits of a Treatment for Problematic Sexual Behavior of Youth

NCJ Number
Administration and Policy in Mental Health and Mental Health Services Research Volume: 47 Issue: 1 Dated: 2020 Pages: 126-137
Peter Mundey; Alexandra Slemaker; Alex R. Dopp; Lana O Beasley; Jane F Silovsky
Date Published
12 pages
This qualitative study examined the impact of treatment for youth with problematic sexual behavior (PSB) through content analysis of interviews (N=57) with service agency administrators, treatment providers, and professional stakeholders in communities where recent implementation of interventions for youth with PSB had occurred.
Evidence-based treatment for youth with PSB has the potential for a broad range of costs and benefits, raising the importance of querying its public health impact. In the current study, interviewees emphasized multi-level impacts of the program on families (e.g., knowledge, well-being), communities (e.g., public safety, education), and public agencies (e.g., caseloads, stress). Implications for comprehensively evaluating the impact of PSB interventions are discussed. 54 references (publisher abstract modified)