David Prescott Presents – Trauma, Risk, and Good Lives: What Have We Learned?

Safer Society Press offers this videotaped webinar that was hosted live in March 11, 2020 by the Global Institute of Forensic Research (GIFR).

In this 1.5-hour webinar, presenter David Prescott reviews what our field has learned in recent years about trauma, adversity, risk, and the good lives model. He explores what we can learn about adhering to the principles of risk, need, and responsivity by examining the underlying narratives of people’s lives. As Tony Ward and others have observed in recent years, our understanding of “protective factors” often does not adequately account for the processes that drive these factors.

Learning Objectives

At the end of this training, you will be able to…

Identify the underlying narrative components of risk and protective factors


Describe how trauma and adversity contribute to these risk and protective factors


Describe how approaches such as the Good Lives Model can help to conceptualize therapeutic interventions


About the Presenter

David Prescott is the Clinical Services Development Director for the Becket Family of Services. He is the National Adolescent Perpetration Network (NAPN) Chairman and 2018 recipient of NAPN’s C. Henry Kempe Lifetime Achievement award. He is a past president of the Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers (ATSA) and 2014 recipient of that organization’s Distinguished Contribution award. Mr. Prescott has authored and edited 20 book projects and lectures around the world.

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