Sex Offender Management

The Sex Offender Management training includes but not limited to the following topics. 

Applying the Self Regulation Model to Supervision and Treatment:

 

Ward and Hudson’s Self Regulation Model (SRM) allows us to classify sex offenders into one of four distinct pathways which represent different combinations of offense-related goals and regulation styles in relation to their sexually offending. Even though SRM is becoming standard in many psycho-sexual evaluations, there has been limited discussion of the implications of SRM on the supervision and treatment of these offenders. Many of my colleagues have asked “why do I care?” The workshop will begin with a brief overview of SRM and the four pathways. The majority of the time will be allocated on providing specific targets and techniques for supervision officers and treatment providers. It will provide you with tools to promote offender change while enhancing community safety.

 
Cyber Sex Offender Management: 

 

" The instructors will introduce participant to cyber-sex offenders. Even though there have been numerous research studies that have been either already completed or are ongoing, the findings are inconsistent and provide little guidance to how this sometimes unique population of offenders should be supervised. This training has been developed using the current best practices and literature and is based on over 10 years’ experience managing this population. Participants will first be introduced to an overview of cyber-sex offenders which will include the current pervasiveness of cyber offending; current theories on why they offend on line; examples of how they offend and gain access to victims; and current typologies. Participants will be introduced to a comprehensive model of supervision for cyber-sex offenders that will guide the officers in their assessment, management, and treatment of their offenders. Participants will learn how to use the Child Abuse Material Instrument (developed and published by the trainers) in the assessment and management of child pornography offenders. This section will conclude with a discussion of current legal and other considerations that should be addressed in any development of policies or procedures. Officers will be able to immediately apply skills acquired during this section.

 

Supervising of Sex Offenders 101:

 

This training is designed to provide participants tasked with supervising this specialized population with an overview of sex offenders including current victimization and trends; theories of why they offend; demographics and characteristics of convicted sex offenders; current typologies; and current management strategies; recommended supervision strategies; treatment theories and collaborating with treatment; overview of treatment tools (polygraph, ABEL, MIDSA, PPG, etc.); risk assessments; the role of victims and advocates; and the comprehensive approaches to sex offender management. We will also discuss officer bias and attitudes in supervising this population.

 

Sex Offenders in Your Community:

 

Sex offenders have received unprecedented scrutiny and attention by the media, legislatures, and courts for much of the last decade. The aftermath of acts by sex offenders causes high levels of emotional and physical harm to victims and creates turmoil in our communities. Unfortunately, sex offenders, known and unknown, do live in our communities and it is very important that the offenders are managed with sound protocols to protect children and victims of their crimes and the communities where they live. Our goal with this presentation is to discuss sex offenders in your community, what we can do to protect our children, reduce victimization, make available services for victims, make our communities safer places to live and work, and discuss evidenced based practices utilized to manage this population in our communities.

 

Engaging Sex Offenders:

 

Sex offenders have received unprecedented scrutiny and attention by the media, legislatures, and courts for much of the last decade. The aftermath of acts by sex offenders causes high levels of emotional and physical harm to victims and creates turmoil in our communities. Unfortunately, sex offenders, known and unknown, do attend our religious services and are members of our congregation. We offer sound protocols for religious leaders. Our goal with this presentation is to discuss sex offenders in congregations, what religious leaders can do to protect our children, reduce victimization, make available services for victims, maintaining safety while providing the offender meaningful and prosocial spiritual options.

 

Sex Offenders in Your Congregation:

 

Sex offenders have received unprecedented scrutiny and attention by the media, legislatures, and courts for much of the last decade. The aftermath of acts by sex offenders causes high levels of emotional and physical harm to victims and creates turmoil in our communities. Unfortunately, sex offenders, known and unknown, do attend our religious services and are members of our congregation. We offer sound protocols for religious leaders. Our goal with this presentation is to discuss sex offenders in congregations, what religious leaders can do to protect our children, reduce victimization, make available services for victims, maintaining safety while providing the offender meaningful and prosocial spiritual options.