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Are You Okay?

A Practical Guide to Helping Young Victims of Crime
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How do you spot the signs that a young person has been victimised? What do you do if you are approached by 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 these 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, confidentiality and 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.
  • Published: May 15 2010
  • Pages: 224
  • 226 x 150mm
  • ISBN: 9781849050982
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Press Reviews

  • BASPCAN News

    I found this an accessible, easily readable and practical book.
  • The SL Journal

    The use of case studies and subheading makes this book easy to use. It is simple to find what you need and it covers a wide range of areas from identifying children at risk, the range of crimes, the legal points and how to help. There is also a range of references and resources to allow the reader to gain further insight into each area. For anyone working with children, this book will be well thumbed and well read.
  • Sara Payne, Victims' Champion

    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 - help people get started with some tried and tested advice and techniques to help young victims.
  • Children & Young People Now

    This book provides a practical guide to supporting young people who have been victims of crime; from assault, bullying and robbery to sexual and physical abuse. The statistics used helpfully contextualise the young people's experiences, but most useful are the case studies showing how crimes against children can be dealt with effectively... The information is presented clearly without oversimplifying what are often complex issues, and without dichotomising "victims" and "offenders". Although aimed at practitioners, policy makers would do well to learn from this book as they look to reform the youth justice system, taking note of the need for early intervention and the use of restorative justice.