David Prescott Honored with Knopp Award

Safer Society is very pleased to announce that our colleague David Prescott was presented with the Fay Honey Knopp Award by the NYS Alliance for the Prevention of Sexual Abuse and the NYS chapter of the Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers at their annual Joint Conference on Wednesday, May 18, 2022.

Thank you for helping us help the children of Ukraine

We are so happy to announce that thanks to the generosity of people in the Safer Society community we exceeded our campaign goal of $2,500. A donation of $2,775 has been made to UNICEF for relief of Ukraine’s most vulnerable, its children.

Fundamentals of Infant Attachment Assessment: The Ainsworth Method

Join Alan Sroufe and Robert Weigand for a five-day online course on the most well-validated and exquisite method of appraising the organization of infant attachment behavior.

The course will involve review of selected video recordings illustrating a range and variety of attachment cases. There will be ample practice in coding. In addition, there will be lecture material on attachment concepts and on the rationale of the Ainsworth assessment approach.

What We Need To Know About Sexual Fantasies and Sexual Offending

Sexual wishes, interests, and fantasies are different in important ways. For example, men’s fantasies are often more closely tied to their wishes than women. Research suggests that the diversity of fantasies, more than their content, contributes to a healthy sex life. Interestingly, men who have sexually abused others often have a narrower range of fantasies, but these fantasies are not always different from men who are not known to have abused.

Utilizing Strengths-Based Interventions: Ending Harmful Sexual Behaviors by Promoting Healthy, Prosocial Lives

The discussion of SBA concepts and interventions will be organized into six areas: relationship development, optimistic attitude (hope) development,  development of assets such as goals and protective factors, prosocial development, and intellectual development and provider development.  Information will also be presented on how to target dynamic risk factors with strengths-based alternatives, utilize proactive, prevention-oriented interventions. 

Conducting Sexual Abuser Risk of Sexual Harm to Children Assessments Using the ROSAC

Mental health, corrections, and child protective services professionals are commonly asked to assess the risk that a person who has sexual 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.