While this training is geared more toward people who work with adult offenders, there will be some overlap for those who treat juvenile offenders. Registration is appropriate for professionals working with persons with sexual behavior problems or victims of sexual abuse. Social workers, psychologists, nurses, lawyers, and probation officers from both adult and juvenile treatment arenas are encouraged to attend.
By exploring and understanding addiction, violence, and criminal behavior through the lens of early trauma, clinicians and correctional supervisors can infuse trauma-informed practices into existing evidence-based cognitive behavioral interventions. Staff working with those who offend will learn how to incorporate treatment and supervision methods that mitigate future potential to re-offend by facilitating a strengths-based model of service delivery. Participants will increase knowledge and skills that will help offender clients to improve self-regulation and adopt more healthy and non-harmful strategies for relating to others and meeting emotional needs. This conference will focus specifically on implementing TIC in treatment programs for sexual offending.
The presenter is Dr. Jill Levenson, an associate professor of Social Work at Barry University in Miami, FL, where she researches the impact and effectiveness of social policies and therapeutic interventions designed to reduce sexual violence. She has been a co-investigator or consultant on five grants funded by the U.S. Department of Justice. Most recently, her research endeavors have focused on the prevalence and impact of adverse childhood experiences and their relationship to adult health, mental health, and criminal outcomes. She has published over 100 peer-reviewed articles, many of which have been about the relationship of early trauma to adult sexual offending and the implications for trauma-informed care.
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