PROBLEMATIC SEXUAL BEHAVIOR IDENTIFICATION & RESPONSE

School-Based Assessment and Management of Problematic Sexual Behavior

This one-day training focuses on building a sustainable, community-based assessment system to address problematic sexual behavior (PSB) in schools. The system is composed of a school site-based Level 1 Team and a community-based Level 2 Team. Level 1 Teams should include school administrators, school-based mental health professionals, and school resource officers. Level 2 Teams should include district-level administrators and mental health and assessment practitioners; administrators and practitioners from community mental health services; representatives from juvenile services; and law enforcement and other community agencies available to support the team.

 

The training provides the following:

  • A review of the basic concepts of assessment for problematic sexual behavior

  • A review of problematic sexual behavior in youth, examining research and best-practice prescriptive recommendations for assessment and management

  • A review of the dynamics and risk factors for problematic sexual behavior within K–12 schools

  • The application of assessment concepts and research in a site-based protocol, called Level 1, and instruction on the use of the Level 1 protocol

  • The application of assessment concepts and research in a community-based protocol, called Level 2, and direct instruction on conducting Level 2 assessments

  • A review of a centralized and community-based Level 2 assessment system in support of each school district’s Level 1 Teams and as a regional resource

  • A review of local and regional resources and implementation issues within each school district, as well as available youth-serving agency support for a community-based Level 2 Team

  • An examination of prevention strategies aimed at improving school safety

  • A brainstorming process to adapt the Level 2 Team to available resources

  • Case study exercises as examples of successful application

  • A question-and-answer session

 

Problematic Sexual Behavior in Children

This half-day training assists sexual incident response teams, staff members, students, parents, and the community in identifying risk factors, prevention strategies, and management options for problematic sexual behavior in children. The information provided highlights how problematic sexual behavior in children can be easily identified and addressed in school and community settings to prevent the contagion effects commonly associated with such behavior and increase school and community safety.

 

Adult Sexual Misconduct in Schools

This one-day training assists school staff members, students, parents, and the community in identifying and addressing problematic sexual behavior and sexual misconduct in adults working in schools. The information provided highlights how problematic sexual behavior in adults who work closely with children can be easily identified and addressed in school and community settings to prevent the contagion effects commonly associated with such behavior and increase school and community safety. Attendees will learn how to identify poor interpersonal boundaries, grooming behaviors, and other risk factors commonly noted among adults who sexually harm children, with special consideration given to Title IX and how schools can incorporate this information to improve campus safety and address problematic sexual behavior, sexual harassment, and poorly defined sexual boundaries with school staff.

 

Addressing Problematic Sexual Behavior in the School: Using the Site-Based Level 1 Sexual Incident Response Protocol

This training presumes that a community support team either exists or is being created (see training noted above). The one-day training focuses on building or maintaining sustainable, site-based Level 1 Teams for problematic sexual behavior within schools. Instruction focuses on implementation of the Level 1 protocol and the basics of understanding problematic sexual behavior in children. The Level 1 Teams should include school administrators, school-based mental health professionals, and school resource officers (or community law enforcement).

 

The training provides the following:

  • The basic concepts of problematic sexual behavior in children

  • A brief review of supportive research and best-practice prescriptive recommendations for assessment and management

  • The application of assessment concepts and research in a site-based process, called the Level 1 protocol

  • Direct instruction on conducting Level 1 assessments of problematic sexual behavior in children at the school level, including the process for referral to a community-based Level 2 Team for assessment and support

  • Case review and lab exercises demonstrating the Level 1 assessment process

  • A question-and-answer session and problem-solving recommendations that address each school district’s unique needs

 

Problematic Sexual Behavior Assessment System Review

This service provides a review of school-based assessment and management of problematic sexual behavior in children, as well as a review of protocol instructions for those who have been previously trained. The review can focus on site-based material (Level 1), community-based material (Level 2), or both.

 

Problematic Sexual Behavior Assessment System Audit

This service provides an evaluation of existing problematic sexual behavior assessment and management systems, followed by consultation and recommendations for revision and improvement if needed. The evaluation includes an examination of current functioning and case work; interviews of assessment team members and key stakeholders; a review of completed assessments and management plans; and an observation of team meetings. The consultation additionally includes an analysis of team functioning; comparisons with current leading practices; and recommendations for refining the assessment and management system.

Developing a Community-Based Level 2 Prevention, Assessment, and Management Team for Problematic Sexual Behavior in Children: Level 2 Scenario Review

This training focuses on improving a sustainable, community-based Level 2 Team. The course provides a brief review of the basic concepts and practice of preventive assessment and management for problematic sexual behavior in children using a variety of case studies. Finally, the team addresses questions and concerns regarding the protocol’s sustainability and application.

 

Problematic Sexual Behavior Assessment Team Coaching and Case Consultation

With this service, the consultant provides assistance and support to districts and other institutions by participating in problematic sexual behavior assessment and management team meetings as a practitioner and a resource. The consultation focuses on existing cases, team procedures, the decision-making process, and resource exploration.

 
 
 

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