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Length of Training: 4 hours
Cost of Training and Certificate
of Completion: $80
Purchase price includes access to training video and material for 10 days. Participants will be eligible for a Certificate of Completion.
To be eligible for a certificate, you must attend the entire live training and complete an evaluation form within 24 hours following the live event.
In this online training, veteran author and practitioner Timothy Kahn provides education on how best to understand and help children and adolescents who have sexually abused. Drawing on nearly five decades of experience in the field, he reviews what all professionals need to know and why, drawing upon key recent research studies. He will first focus on “risk points” within adolescent development that can lead to abusing as well as discuss issues such as sexting, pornography, and the eroticization of children. Along the way, he will also discuss the necessity of self-care skills, including a healthy sense of humor. The training then focuses on understanding the course of treatment and secrets of effective group therapy, with extensive discussion of establishing professional boundaries.
Timothy Kahn is the author of many of the most widely used workbooks and resources in the world, including Healthy Families, Pathways, and Footprints. He served on the Washington State Licensing Board that developed evaluation and treatment standards and licensing requirements for sex offender treatment providers in Washington State. He is an accomplished trainer and consultant for a variety of agencies in the Pacific Northwest.
Training topics include:
- Understanding recidivism data
- Staying physically and emotionally safe when working with these adolescents
- Boundary and consent education
- “Risk points” including the onset of puberty and transition to adulthood/emancipation
- Safety and supervision planning
- The use of specific curricula, such as Healthy Families, Pathways, and Footprints
- Addressing gender non-conformity in the treatment of children and adolescents who have sexually abused
As a result of this training, participants will be better able to:
1) Describe recidivism findings from the most recent meta-analyses
2) Implement plans for staying physically and emotionally safe when working with these adolescents
3) Provide education about boundaries and consent to children and adolescents
4) Explain how the onset of puberty and the transition to adulthood can become “risk points” for offending
5) Establish safety and supervision plans that help to prevent further offending
6) Initiate group and individual treatments for adolescents and children who have sexually abused
Four Hours of Training
Each registration includes a certificate for completion. To be eligible for a certificate, you must watch the training, complete a quiz, and submit an evaluation form.
Access to training materials and video will last for 10 days following the payment of the registration fee.
Training registration fees are non-refundable.
This program is co-sponsored by Safer Society Press and Continuing Excellence, LLC
Timothy Kahn, MSW, CSOTP
Kahn and Hansen & Associates
Timothy Kahn, MSW, is a nationally recognized clinician and trainer in the field of sexual offender treatment. He has been practicing in correctional, residential, and outpatient programs for over 40 years. He has written several books that serve as models for the process of treating juveniles who have sexually abused. Mr. Kahn served on the Washington State Licensing Board that developed evaluation and treatment standards and licensing requirements for sex offender treatment providers in Washington State. He is an accomplished trainer and consultant for a variety of agencies in the Pacific Northwest. He has served as an expert witness in numerous cases involving professional sexual misconduct and sexual offenders. He currently maintains a private clinical and consultation practice in Bellevue, Washington, where he evaluates and treats children, adolescents, and adults with sexual behavior problems.
This training is for professionals working with people who have who have perpetrated abuse. Professionals who will benefit from this training include social workers, psychologists, clinical counselors, and interested paraprofessionals
Intermediate / Advanced
The presenter has published materials related to the training from which they may benefit financially.