SSP17: A Conversation with David Prescott & Dr. Tyffani Dent about Applying the Good Lives Model in Work with Court-Involved Teenagers & Young Adults

David S. Prescott

is a licensed clinical social worker who has published 17 books
and numerous articles on sexual violence, the good lives model of treatment, motivational interviewing, and trauma-informed care. He has also lectured throughout the world on these subjects.

Dr. Tyffani Dent

is a licensed psychologist with more than 15 years’ experience working with adolescents involved with Juvenile Justice and Child Protective Services. Her professional work has focused primarily on the school-to-prison pipeline and issues of mental health in Black and Brown girls and women.

In this episode:

  • David Prescott begins with a history of the good lives model (GLM) and its beginnings as a treatment framework for adult sexual abusers.
  • He then talks about how the GLM has evolved as a framework for working with a wide variety of offenders, not just sexual abusers.
  • Finally, he talks about how the GLM has been modified for work with young men and boys.
  • Tyffani Dent joins the conversation to talk about its application with young women and girls.

Be sure to leave us your comments on this podcast episode and suggest questions that David Prescott or Dr. Tyffani Dent might answer in the future!

Related SSP Materials:

The Good Lives Model for Adolescents Who Sexually Harm, edited by Bobbie Print, Foreword by Tony Ward – About the choice of the G-map Treatment Centre in Manchester UK to use the Good Lives Model (GLM) as their treatment framework and how they adapted the model for work with adolescents.

Applying the Good Lives and Self-Regulation Models to Sex Offender Treatment, A Practical Guide for Clinicians, by Pamela Yates, David Prescott, and Tony Ward – A common sense guide to helping offenders build a lifestyle incompatible with offending. Receive free ATSA workshop DVD!

Trauma-Informed Care

Trauma-Informed Care, Transforming Treatment for People Who Have Sexually Abused, by Jill Levenson, Gwenda Willis, and David Prescott – A review of the cross-disciplinary research on the impact of early childhood trauma on cognitive, social, emotional, and behavioral development and the practical application of this knowledge to case conceptualization and trauma-informed responding.

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