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Child Sexual Exploitation: Why Theory Matters$
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Jenny Pearce

Print publication date: 2019

Print ISBN-13: 9781447351412

Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: September 2020

DOI: 10.1332/policypress/9781447351412.001.0001

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Understanding adolescent development in the context of child sexual exploitation

Understanding adolescent development in the context of child sexual exploitation

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(p.117) 6 Understanding adolescent development in the context of child sexual exploitation
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Child Sexual Exploitation: Why Theory Matters
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John Coleman

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Policy Press
DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781447351412.003.0006

This chapter considers a theoretical framework — lifespan developmental theory — which can assist in shedding light on the processes underlying human development. Lifespan development theory is an approach that explores particular challenges associated with different life stages, and identifies factors affecting adjustment across the lifespan. In the context of this theory, the chapter focuses in particular on adolescence as a developmental stage within the lifespan. The notion of transition is then explored, and this includes reference to puberty, brain development, and the variety of social and emotional changes that impact on the young person during this period. The chapter concludes by examining possible reasons why certain young people might be vulnerable in their early sexual relationships.

Keywords:   adolescent development, lifespan development theory, adolescence, puberty, brain development, social changes, emotional changes, young people, sexual relationships

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