Preventing and Treating Adolescent Violence and Delinquent Behavior

Date: Tuesday, July 25, 2023
Time: 11:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. ET
Format: Live interactive training offered via Zoom
Hosted by: David Prescott, LICSW, ATSA-F

Credit: 4 CE Credit Hours
Cost of training and CE certificate: $120.00
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.

This training provides insight into how and why some adolescents engage in violence and other delinquent behavior. It describes empirically based pathways to offending and examines its sociocultural context, specifically addressing how individual development unfolds within an ecological niche and how this affects behaviors such as juvenile delinquency and violence. 

Tom Leversee will review assessments in juvenile justice systems, especially as they relate to treatment and supervision in community and institutional settings. The risk, need, and responsivity principles of effective correctional rehabilitation are closely examined, along with dynamic risk factors and associated behavioral indicators across the key domains of development—the individual, the peer group, the family and school environment, and the community beyond. Leversee will also review effective and promising approaches to preventing delinquency and violent behavior as well as treatment strategies for working with offending juveniles using numerous case examples to illustrate the key points.

Training topics include:
1) Key lessons from the history of preventing youth violence and crime
2) Understanding the origins of youth violence and crime
3) Risk Factors for offending and re-offending
4) Assessment processes in the juvenile justice system
5) The principles of risk, need, and responsivity
6) What works in intervention and prevention
7) Future trends in research and practice

As a result of this training, participants will be able to:
1) Explain the onset, maintenance, and desistance from adolescent violence and delinquent behavior.
2) List the dynamic risk factors and behavioral indicators associated with delinquency and youth violence.
3) Describe principles involved in assessing clients in the juvenile justice system.
4) Describe evidence-based primary, secondary, and tertiary interventions to address delinquency and youth violence.
5) Explain the principles of risk, need, and responsivity.

Four Hours of Training

The training session starts at 11:00 am Eastern Time and runs until 3:30 pm. The charge is $120. 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.

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.

Preventing and Treating Adolescent Violence and Delinquent Behavior has been approved by NBCC for NBCC credit. Continuing Excellence LLC is solely responsible for all aspects of the program. NBCC Approval No. SP-4156.

Preventing and Treating Adolescent Violence and Delinquent Behavior, Course #4796, 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. Regulatory boards are the final authority on courses accepted for continuing education credit. ACE course approval period: 03/06/2023 – 03/06/2025. Social workers completing this course receive 4 clinical continuing education credits.

This program is co-sponsored by Safer Society Press and Continuing Excellence, LLC
Continuing Excellence, LLC
P.O. Box 134, East Middlebury, VT 05740
Tel: (802) 771-4155

Tom Leversee, LCSW
Consultant, Trainer, Clinical Services, Private Practice

Tom Leversee, LCSW, worked for 34 years in direct care, clinical work, supervision and management, and administrative positions in the Colorado Division of Youth Corrections. He has extensive clinical experience with adolescents who have engaged in sexually abusive behavior and facilitated the Denver County Sexual Abuse Review Team. Tom currently has a private practice focused on consultation, training, and clinical services for adolescents. Tom has served on numerous occasions as an expert witness, with a recent focus on applying a neuroscience and psychosocial development framework to juvenile transfer hearings. Tom is also an adjunct professor at the University of Denver Graduate School of Social Work with courses focused on Delinquency and Youth Violence and Forensic Practice. Tom has numerous publications and has presented extensively nationally and internationally. He served on the state Sex Offender Management Board and on the Board for the Association for the Treatment and Prevention of Sexual Abuse.  

Additional Information

This training is for professionals working with people who have perpetrated abuse. Professionals who will benefit from this training include social workers, psychologists, clinical counselors, and interested paraprofessionals.

Content Level

The presenter does not have published materials related to the training from which they may benefit financially.

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