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October 2017

What’s New with Pornography?

October 17, 2017 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Description: In 2016 there were nearly 92 billion videos watched from 23 billion visits to sites. That means 64 million visitors a day and collectively 4.6 billion hours of porn watched in a year. This webinar examines what is known about the effect on sexuality, development and sexual behaviors particularly on children and youth. It also addresses some of the efforts underway to counter the harm from huge changes in the pornography industry, easy access to far more “hard-core” content and broader…

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November 2017

Youth with Sexual Behavior Problems: Practical Resources and Activities for Therapists Working with Youth and Their Families

November 14, 2017 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Rene McCreary, MS, LPC This guide, intended for therapists who work with youth who exhibit Sexually Problematic Behaviors (SPBs) and their families, is based on cutting-edge research regarding the most effective therapeutic interventions for treating youth with SPBs. Ideal for both new therapists establishing practice, as well as seasoned counselors engaging a new population, the guide is designed for therapists to feel more equipped to support families with youth who are struggling with SPBs, and includes practical activities for reducing SPBs,…

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January 2018

Cultural Sensitivity Working with Juvenile Sex Offenders and their Families

January 16, 2018 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Description: This webinar explores how sex offender treatment providers can maximize juveniles’ participation in treatment by engaging them, and their families, in culturally-informed ways. Forging a strong therapeutic relationship with clients is the cornerstone of change. In an era of manualized treatment, the development and maintenance of a therapeutic bond is often overlooked and can lead to mixed or superficial engagement in treatment. Moreover, support from youths’ families, along with other systems, can be essential for long-term change. This webinar will…

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February 2018

Clinical Assessment of Children with Problematic Sexual Behavior: An Overview

February 13, 2018 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Description: This webinar will address clinical assessment of children referred due to concerns about sexual behavior. Clinical assessments to inform intervention and treatment planning will be the focus and will address examining the behavior, level of concern and safety, areas of clinical concern and strengths, trauma history and impact, ecological factors, and treatment needs. Importance of case by case assessment for decision making, developmentally appropriate approach, and temporal factors impacting assessment will be reviewed. Learning Objectives:  Participants will: Learn about use…

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March 2018

Assessment of Problematic Sexual Behavior in Children: What, When, and How

March 13, 2018 @ 3:30 pm - 4:00 pm

Description: This webinar will address the clinical assessment of children referred due to concerns about sexual behavior. Focus of the webinar will be on best practices for clinical assessment of children with concerning sexual behavior to inform treatment planning. Areas addressed include methods and topics when interviewing caregivers and children about sexual behaviors, structured assessment tools that can be used to supplement interview information that is gathered, additional information important to obtain that will help to inform clinical decision making, and…

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April 2018

Clinical Decision Making in Cases of Children with Problematic Sexual Behavior

April 10, 2018 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Description: Children with problematic sexual behavior (PSB) are defined as youth ages 12 and younger who engage in behaviors involving sexual body parts (i.e., genitals, anus, buttocks, or breasts) that are developmentally inappropriate or potentially harmful to themselves (Chaffin et al., 2008). This presentation is designed for mental health professionals and will aim to increase participants’ understanding of clinical decision making among children with PSB and other co-occurring symptoms and diagnoses. We will focus on treatment decision making with a particular…

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September 2018

Growing Beyond: An Introduction to Adolescent Girls with Sexually Abusive Behavior

September 11, 2018 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Description: Within the area of sex offender treatment, there is a significant body of research and treatment information on males who have committed sexual offenses. Comparatively, the research on females who have committed sexual offenses is small but growing. Although there are many similarities between males and females who have sexually offended, differences are also evident and need to be acknowledged and addressed. This webinar provides an overview of the research that has been done on this unique population. Some of…

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October 2018

Passport to Independence: Responsive Treatment Options for Persons Who Have Sexually Offended

October 9, 2018 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Webinar Description: Most Western treatment programs for persons who have sexually offended are underpinned by the Andrews and Bonta Risk-Need-Responsivity model, which states that interventions are more likely to succeed when treatment intensity is matched to level of assessed risk and when individual criminogenic needs are targeted in a manner that appreciates client motivation, learning style and abilities, and other idiosyncratic elements. For more than 30 years, Peel Behavioural Services has provided community-based treatment and case management for persons with…

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November 2018

#cyberoffenses: Trending Topics in Assessment and Treatment of Cyber Offenders

November 13, 2018 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Register   Webinar Presenter: Elizabeth Griffin, MA Organizer: Krysten Lobisch, M.Ed. Technical Advisor: Jonathan Goldman Host: Craig Latham, Ph.D. Webinar Description: This webinar will introduce participants to the most recent research and theories related to individuals who commit online sexual offenses.  Specific assessment tools for use in online sex offense cases will be introduced. The presenter will discuss concerns and issues related to risk assessment.  Treatment issues identified for individual who commit online sexual offenses will be presented and creative…

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January 2019

Navigating Rapport Building and the Therapeutic Relationship with Culturally Diverse Clients and Their Families

January 15 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Webinar Presenter: Alejandro Leguizamo, Ph.D. Organizer: Krysten Lobisch Technical Advisor: Jonathan Goldman Host: Krysten Lobisch, M.Ed. Webinar Description: This webinar explores how sex offender treatment providers can maximize juveniles’ participation in treatment by engaging them, and their families, in culturally-informed ways. Forging a strong therapeutic relationship with clients is the cornerstone of change. In an era of manualized treatment, the development and maintenance of a therapeutic bond is often overlooked and can lead to mixed or superficial engagement in treatment. Navigating these complex relationships requires…

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February 2019

LATTICES: An Integrated Treatment Approach for Working with High-Risk Forensic Clients

February 12 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Register Presenters: Jane Ward, Ph.D. and Diana Groener, LPC Host: Craig Latham, Ph.D. Date and Time: Tuesday, February 12 from 3-4 PM EST Description: LATTICES is an innovative, step-by-step program for treating high-risk clients. It incorporates Risk-Need-Responsivity principles and offers experienced treatment providers a fresh approach. This webinar will introduce the underlying foundations of the LATTICES program and offer suggestions for implementation. Learning Objectives:  Participants will: Learn how facilitator characteristics and style interact with high-risk clients’ treatment needs. Develop an understanding…

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March 2019

Prevention 4 Professionals: What You Need to Know to Prevent the Perpetration of Sexual Abuse by Children and Adolescents

March 12 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Register Presenters: David Prescott, LCSW, LICSW and Becky Palmer, MS Host: Krysten Lobisch, M.Ed. Date and Time: Tuesday, March 12, 2019 from 3-4 PM EST Description: This webinar discusses what we do and don’t know about adolescents who sexually abuse. The presenters will turn a critical eye to research and practice and outline what adults can do to help prevent abuse from occurring. Learning Objectives: Participants will: Learn about adolescents who sexually abuse. Learn about risk factors and warning signs…

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April 2019

What’s Wrong with this Picture?: An Overview of a Program Model to Educate Men About the Impact of Viewing Pornography

April 9 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Register Presenter: Rus Ervin Funk, MSW, CSE Host: Cordelia Anderson, MA Date and Time: Tuesday, April 9, 2019 from 3-4 PM EST Description: This webinar will provide an overview of a recently published curriculum: “What’s Wrong with this Picture: the Impact of Viewing Pornography,” with specific focus on implications for treatment, education and activism. This overview will also describe what the research suggests as to the impact of men’s viewing pornography on their attitudes and behavior as it relates to gender relations,…

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May 2019

LGBTQ+ Youth, Sexual Behavior, and Juvenile Justice

May 14 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Register Presenter: Jimmy Widdifield Jr., MA, LPC; National Center on the Sexual Behavior of Youth Host: Krysten Lobisch, M.Ed. Date and Time: Tuesday, May 14, 2019 from 3-4 PM EST Description: Youth who identify as LGBTQ+ are at risk for multiple adverse experiences and are overrepresented in the juvenile justice system.  Further, when these youth demonstrate sexual behavior, either typical or concerning, they are often perceived as having problematic or illegal sexual behavior and then treated as if a risk to the…

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June 2019

Prevention 4 Professionals: Identifying and Responding to the Risk and Protective Factors for Youth Perpetration of Sexual Abuse

June 11 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Register Presenters: David Prescott, LCSW, LICSW and Becky Palmer, MS Host: Alisa Klein Date and Time: Tuesday, June 11, 2019 from 3-4 PM EST Description: This webinar explores risk factors and warning signs that will help professionals prevent sexual abuse before it happens. This includes warning signs and “protective factors” – those factors that mitigate risk for abuse. This webinar is targeted towards teachers, after-school staff, community educators, coaches, pediatricians, and other non-clinicians who work with youth.  Learning Objectives: Participants will: 1.…

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