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Community Re-Entry and Supervision of Sexually Abusive Adolescents

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CE Credits: 6 Credits
Length: 6 Hours
Level: Introductory
Training Style: Video
Track: Child/Adolescent
Intended Audience: Mental Health, Correctional, and Legal Professionals

Training Description

Community reintegration can be considered an essential element of the collaborative efforts of sexually abusive youth, families, communities, the justice system, and society at large. This ATSA Master Class presents content relevant to adolescents being paroled or stepping-down from youth corrections facilities as well as youth under the jurisdiction of probation and/or human services who are transitioning from residential programs into the community. The focus on both policy and practice application makes this training beneficial for the continuum of professionals associated with the assessment, residential placement, transition, aftercare, schools, and community supervision of sexually abusive youth as well as for policymakers and administrators. An evidence-based framework is presented with the guiding principle of minimizing sexual recidivism risk while maximizing a youth’s potential for prosocial development in the community, and the importance of multidisciplinary teams in the linking of mental health and criminal justice systems is discussed. Relevant research is then presented on recidivism rates for sexual and non-sexual delinquency, empirically-supported dynamic risk factors for recidivism, and typologies. Finally, best practice policies, procedures, and practices for supervision officers are discussed in detail.

Trainer Biography

Tom Leversee, LCSW has 38 years of experience working with adolescents and families involved in the juvenile justice system, including 35 years of clinical and administrative experience in the Colorado Division of Youth Corrections. Mr. Leversee is currently an adjunct professor at the University of Denver Graduate School and runs a private practice. He is also a Board member of the Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers and the Colorado Sex Offender Management Board. Mr. Leversee is engaged in and passionate about providing quality clinical services, educating and training professionals in the field, and the promoting evidence based practices and public policy. He was presented with the National Adolescent Perpetration Network’s Pioneer Award in 2005 and the Gary Burgin Leadership Award by the Colorado Sex Offender Management Board in 2010.

Learning Objectives

This training is designed to help you:

  1. Identify six components of an evidence-based practice framework for use with sexually abusive adolescents
  2. Define dynamic and acute dynamic risk factors and describe their importance in the context of community reentry and supervision
  3. List four expectations of parents/caregivers in their role as Informed Supervisors
  4. Identify three advantages of specialized caseloads for supervision officers
  5. Identify three factors that supervising officers and collaborative partners should focus on as part of a community supervision strategy
  6. Describe how multidisciplinary teams should respond to a sexually abusive adolescent being non-compliant with conditions of supervision

1 Sponsorship: The Global Institute of Forensic Research, LLC is approved by the American Psychological Association, National Board of Certified Counselors, National Association of Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselors, and Canadian Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education trainings. The American Nurses Credentialing Center accepts Continuing Education Credit sponsored by the American Psychological Association. Th­e Global Institute of Forensic Research, LLC (provider #1371) is also approved as a provider for social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Board(ASWB), through the Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. ASWB Approval Period: June 8, 2016 - June 8, 2019. Social workers should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval. ­The Global Institute of Forensic Research, LLC maintains responsibility for this program and its contents.
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3 Commercial Supports: The Global Institute of Forensic Research, LLC reports no conflicts of interest in the development and sponsorship of this training. The Global Institute of Forensic Research, LLC receives no commercial support for its Continuing Education programs or from its presenters.