Implementing Effective, Victim-Centered Practices and Policies Regarding Sexual Offending
Date: Tuesday, February 21, 2023
Time: 11:00 am – 3:30 pm ET
Credit: 4 CE Credit Hours
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.
Online Training Description:
Though well-intentioned, policies and practices regarding sexual offending that are advocated by lawmakers and their constituents all too often result in efforts that are counterproductive for the long-term safety of the community. Just as problematically, they fail to adequately take into account the needs of the victims of abuse and do not adequately promote actions that can help individuals who have abused avoid re-offending.
This workshop first briefly reviews the history and origins of sexual offender management and treatment. It next reconsiders current interventions through the lens of holistic harm prevention, including community safety, victim empowerment and healing, and support for offender rehabilitation. The workshop further considers the potentially harmful effects of poorly implemented practices and policies.
Participants will have the opportunity to explore their own thoughts and beliefs related to sexual offender management and treatment, and to consider — from a harm-prevention perspective — controversial interventions such as sexual offender registration and notification, polygraph examinations, civil commitment, and person-first language.
Training Topics Include:
1) History of Sex Offender Management
2) How Sex Offender Management Policy and Practice is Enacted
3) What Works Regarding Sexual Offending
4) Limitations By Not Considering Protective Factors and Victim Impact
5) Harm Prevention Approach
6) Intersection of Offenders, Victims, and Community
7) Victim Centeredness
As a result of this training, participants will be better able to:
1) Explain the reasons why certain sexual offender management practices and policies have become popular with community members and lawmakers.
2) Describe the ways in which current sex offender management practices may not be victim centered or may not support victim interests.
3) Analyze the unintended, and intended, impacts of sexual offender management and treatment practices that may undermine sexual offender rehabilitation.
4) Consider sexual offender management policy and practice with regard to the interests of offender rehabilitation, victim centeredness, and community safety.
5) Explain the benefits and costs of current sexual offender management policy and practice from the perspectives of the community and policymakers, those who offend, and those who are victimized.
6) Describe controversial harm prevention-based sexual offender management policies and practices and identify recommendations for practice and policy change.
Four Hours of Training
The training session starts at 11:00 am Eastern Time and runs until 3:30 pm. The charge is $100. 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.
Implementing Effective, Victim-Centered Practices and Policies Regarding Sexual Offending has been approved by NBCC for NBCC credit. Continuing Excellence, LLC is solely responsible for all aspects of the program. NBCC Approval No. SP-4094.
Implementing Effective, Victim-Centered Practices and Policies Regarding Sexual Offending, Course #4680, 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: 11/21/2022 - 11/21/2024. Social workers completing this course receive 4 Clinical continuing education credits.
This program is co-sponsored by Safer Society Press and Continuing Excellence, LLC
Christopher Lobanov-Rostovsky, LCSW
Program Manager for the Office of Domestic Violence and Sex Offender Management, Colorado Division of Criminal Justice
Christopher Lobanov-Rostovsky has worked for the Colorado Division of Criminal Justice as the Program Manager for the Office of Domestic Violence and Sex Offender Management since 2006, where he is responsible for overseeing the work of the Sex Offender Management Board and Domestic Violence Offender Management Board on their development of standards for the treatment and management of individuals convicted of sexual offenses, approving treatment providers, and providing legislative and policy input. More specifically, Mr. Lobanov-Rostovsky provides guidance to the Colorado State Legislature and Governor’s Office regarding the implementation of federal registration and notification laws including the Adam Walsh Act.
Mr. Lobanov-Rostovsky holds a Master's Degree in Social Work from the University of Michigan, and has been a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) since 1990. Prior to his current position, Mr. Lobanov-Rostovsky worked as a clinician and evaluator of individuals who have been convicted or adjudicated for a sexual offense.