Programming and resources for highly at-risk children and youth and the professionals who work with them

Stopping Sexual Abuse Through Intervention with Sexually Abusive Youth

by Steven M. Bengis, Ed.D., L.C.S.W.
Duration: 4-5 hours; CE Credits: 5

Launch Course


Description

This introductory online course covers how best to identify and intervene with youth who exhibit sexually abusive behaviors—to prevent them from hurting any other victims. Take this course if you want an overview of how sex-abuse-specific assessment, case management and treatment can help give a teenager the opportunity to live an abuse-free life.

 


Continuing Education Credits

To purchase CE credits, click here and scroll to find the course.

Continuing Education Credits are available for Social Workers and Psychologists. After completing each course, a brief post-test will be provided at the Orlando Behavioral Health website, which you must pass with more than 80% correct answers to be eligible for CE credits. Please contact Mike Weinberg at  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  for more information about earning CE credits.

 


Workshop Objectives

In this course, you will learn to:

  • Use evidence-based principles to explain sex-abuse-specific management, assessment and treatment of youth.
  • Differentiate management, assessment and treatment of sex offending adults from that of youth.
  • Examine some of the myths that prevent appropriate management, assessment and treatment of these youth.
  • Explore appropriate management, assessment, and treatment, including the importance of integrating the latest findings in related fields (e.g., neuroscience, trauma, and attachment).

 


About the Author(s)
bengis-steve.1Steven M. Bengis, Ed.D., L.C.S.W., is a nationally recognized trainer in the adolescent sex abuse-specific field. He has offered workshops and keynoted conferences nationally and internationally. He is a former member of the National Task Force on Juvenile Sexual Offending and President of the Massachusetts Adolescent Sexual Offender Coalition, Inc. He is author of several articles and book chapters and a monograph entitled: "A Comprehensive Service Delivery System with a Continuum of Care for Adolescent Sexual Offenders," published by Safer Society Press. Together with his wife, Penny Cuninggim, Ed.D., he founded and directs the New England Adolescent Research Institute, Inc. (NEARI) in Holyoke, MA. NEARI administers a day school that provides special education services to emotionally disturbed, developmentally delayed, learning disabled and behaviorally disordered youth, an early intervention program, "Jumpstart," for at-risk youth, the NEARI Press, a publishing house specializing in education and intervention with "at-risk youth," and a training and consulting center. Dr. Bengis holds a doctorate in counseling psychology from the University of Massachusetts and has worked as a therapist both privately and in outpatient, residential, and school settings.

 

 

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