2002 Jordan Institute
7, No. 2
Boundaries and Rules
to Consider for Juvenile Sex Offenders
The following (Flick,
2001) may prove helpful when working with birth, foster, and adoptive
families of juvenile sex offenders.
What are the rules
about access and opportunity?
What are the sleeping
What are the bathroom
bathroom door will be closed when occupied, and the offender not invited
child in the family is bathing, he or she is alone, if old enough,
or under the supervision of a non-offending adult at all times.
children and the juvenile offender will be taught to be completely
dressed before leaving the bathroom.
What is appropriate
touch by children or adults?
members will model examples of acceptable touch.
be asked for, and the opportunity to accept or reject will be given.
or touching the private parts of adults or children is not accepted.
tickling, back rubs, and sitting on laps are all activities that must
be monitored by a non-offending adult, who will discontinue the activity
if fear or anxiety are shown.
school supervision should be considered if there is risk to children
there, from the offender or anyone else.