Date & Time
Tuesday, May 2, 2023, 1:15 PM - 2:30 PM
145 Overview, Treatment, and Risk Assessment for Youth Who Engage in Sexually Abusive Behaviors*

This presentation will review legal definitions of common sexually abusive behaviors; common characteristics of youth who engage in sexually abusive behaviors; comparison of juvenile and adult offenders; exploration of normal vs. deviant adolescent sexual behaviors; and the factors that contribute to a juvenile's risk of engaging in sexually abusive behaviors. We will also discuss juvenile sexual offender risk assessment including three evidence-based risk assessment tools; exploration of treatment issues; the Risk, Need, Responsivity Model; and common treatment goals.

Educational Objectives
  • Describe current research on youth who engage in sexually abusive behaviors
  • Identify the risk factors associated with juvenile sexual offending behaviors and how these factors are incorporated into evidence-based risk assessment tools
  • Discuss the unique treatment considerations when treating youth who have engaged in sexually abusive behaviors

Level: Basic