Date: Thursday, October 20, 2022
Time: 10:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. ET
Credit: 6 CE Credit Hours
Cost of training and CE certificate: $150.00
CE Eligibility: APA Psychology, NBCC Counseling, ASWB Social Work
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.
*Please Note: It is required that each attendee have a copy of Risk of Sexual Abuse of Children (ROSAC). Once your registration is processed, an email confirmation will be sent to you that includes a 50% discount code to use on the purchase of this manual. To ensure that all attendees receive the copy of the manual prior to the day of the training, the registration deadline for this training is Thursday, October 6th.
Mental health, corrections, and child protective services professionals are commonly asked to assess the risk that a person who has sexually abused poses to a specific child and under what circumstances, if any, the abuser might safely be allowed to have contact with the child. The Risk of Sexual Abuse of Children (ROSAC: McGrath, Allin, & Cumming, 2015) is a structured professional judgment assessment instrument for conducting these types of risk of sexual abuse assessments.
The ROSAC is composed of 30 items that are linked to the risk of sexual abuse to children. Items are scored on a 3-point scale and are grouped into three categories, namely, considerations concerning the (1) abuser, (2) child at potential risk, and (3) primary caregiver.
This one-day online training will review the theory and research basis for the ROSAC and focus on using case studies to assist participants in practicing how to score and use the instrument for making risk determinations and developing safety plans.
Topics to be covered include:
1) Theoretical and research basis for the ROSAC
2) Differences between actuarial and structure professional risk
3) How the ROSAC is constructed and scored
4) How score and use the ROSAC to make risk determinations
5) How to use ROSAC risk to develop safety plans
6) The advantages of using collaborative ROSAC assessment
7) The limitations of the ROSAC
As a result of this training, participants will be better able to:
1. Describe the theoretical and research basis for the ROSAC
2. Describe how the ROSAC is constructed and scored
3. Score and use the ROSAC to make risk determinations
4. Use ROSAC risk to develop safety plans
5. Describe the advantages of using collaborative ROSAC assessment approaches
6. Identify the limitations of the ROSAC
Six Hours of Training
The training session starts at 10:00 am Eastern Time and runs until 5:30 pm. The charge is $150. Each registration includes a certificate, whether it be for CE credits hours or for attendance. 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.
Each attendee is required to have a copy of Risk of Sexual Abuse of Children (ROSAC). Once your registration is processed, an email confirmation will be sent to you that includes a 50% discount code to use on the purchase of this manual. To ensure that all attendees receive the copy of the manual prior to the day of the training, the registration deadline for this training is Thursday, October 6th.
We can refund your training fee up to 24 hours prior to the start of the training.
Continuing Education Credit Hours
Continuing Excellence, LLC is approved by the American Psychological Association (APA) to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Continuing Excellence, LLC maintains responsibility for this program and its content.
Conducting Sexual Abuser Risk of Sexual Harm to Children Assessments Using the ROSAC has been approved by NBCC for NBCC credit. Continuing Excellence, LLC and Safer Society Press are solely responsible for all aspects of the program. NBCC Approval No. SP-3766
Conducting Sexual Abuser Risk of Sexual Harm to Children Assessments Using the ROSAC, Course #3897, is approved by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program to be offered by Continuing Excellence, LLC. as an individual course. Individual courses, not providers, are approved at the course level. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. ACE course approval period: 11/24/2021 – 11/24/2023. Social workers completing this course receive 6 Clinical continuing education credits
This program is co-sponsored by Safer Society Press and Continuing Excellence, LLC
President, McGrath Psychological Services, P. C.
Robert McGrath is a licensed psychologist-master and President of McGrath Psychological Services, P. C., a training and consulting practice. He was Clinical Director of the Vermont Department of Corrections integrated network of prison and community sex offender treatment programs for over 20 years. He has served on the treatment advisory boards of several programs including the national treatment programs for sexual offending in Canada, the United Kingdom, and Hong Kong. He was co-chair committee that wrote ATSA’s 2014 Practice Guidelines for the Assessment, Treatment, and Management of Male Adult Sexual Abusers, and he received ATSA’s Significant Lifetime Achievement Award in 2015. Among his over 50 publications, he is co-developer of the ROSAC, VASOR-2, and SOTIPS risk assessment instruments.
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