When Youth Act Out Sexually: Offense or Bad Behavior? Evaluations, Placement Decisions, Treatment and Safety

Adolescents who engage in inappropriate sexual behavior raise high levels of concern. Assessments must be used to determine if the behavior is a result of adolescent developmental behavior or along the spectrum of sex offense, requiring specialized treatment and placement.

Topics include:

  • Sex offenders in the context of adolescent development
  • Current risk assessments in use
  • Identifying behavioral interventions for placement decisions
  • The purpose, scope and components of comprehensive evaluations
  • Identifying treatment options for effective case management and safety in response to criminogenic and developmental needs

As a result of this workshop, participants will be better prepared to secure accurate assessments, create individualized case plans for the placement, and supervision and treatment of adolescent sex offenders.

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