Cindy Tarczon, a Research Officer at ACSSA, interviews Helen Kambouridis from the Royal Children's Hopsital, Gatehouse Centre.
In recent years, therapy in the sexual assault sector has expanded to include working with the perpetrators of sexual violence. The proclamation of the Children, Youth and Family Act 2005 in Victoria, saw the implementation of Therapeutic Treatment Orders1 legislation. Helen Kambouridis is a Senior Psychologist at the Royal Children's Hospital, Gatehouse Centre for the Assessment & Treatment of Child Abuse, where for the last 15 years she has worked with children who are victim/survivors of sexual assault. In that time, Kambouridis' work with child victim/survivors has expanded to include young people, aged from 10 to 15 years, with problem sexual behaviours and their families.
This interview discusses the changes to the treatment of young adolescent people who sexually perpetrate against their siblings and the impacts and challenges that face their families.