Webinar Recording- The Role Of Protective Factors In Best Practices For Preventing Sexual Re-Offense: A Conversation With Sharon Kelley, David Thornton, and Gwenda Willis

Positive, strengths-based interventions are increasingly popular with clinicians seeking to help individuals who have committed sexual offenses avoid reoffending. Yet assessment tools designed to evaluate risk, identify treatment needs, and assess response to treatment remain focused on the negative: what has gone wrong (static risk factors) and what is going wrong (dynamic risk factors). In mid-2017, Gwenda Willis, David Thornton, Sharon Kelley, and Michel de Vries Robbé embarked on a research program to develop a structured assessment of protective factors against sexual reoffending for use alongside commonly used risk assessment tools. In this webinar, Gwen, David, and Sharon will talk about the journey leading to the development of the Structured Assessment of Protective Factors against Sexual Offending (SAPROF-SO), Version 1 and why they believe best practices should include consideration of both risk factors and strengths-based, protective factors.