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What do we really know about adolescents who sexually abuse? How have we been wrong?
In the 1980s, it was assumed that adolescents who sexually abuse were destined to a lifetime of causing havoc. In the 1990s, this perception was worsened by beliefs that there was a rising tide of “super-predators.” Now, years of scientific study have revealed a very different reality: Most adolescents who abuse are not known to re-offend, even after years of opportunity. What are the implications of this? What should we conclude? And what is the best way forward now that we know what we do? This webinar will review where we’ve been and what we can – and should – do better when adolescents harm others sexually.

More information can be found on our website: https://onestandardofjustice.org/webinar-what-do-we-know/

Sep 20, 2021 07:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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David Prescott
Director of Acquisitions and Training @Safer Society Press
A mental health practitioner of 37 years, David is the author and editor of 20 books in the areas of understanding and improving services to at-risk clients. He is best known for his work in the areas of understanding, assessing, and treating sexual violence and trauma. Mr. Prescott is the recipient of the 2014 Distinguished Contribution award from the Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers and the 2018 recipient of the National Adolescent Perpetration Network’s C. Henry Kempe Lifetime Achievement award. Mr. Prescott currently trains and lectures around the world. David is not new to Connecticut as he has worked with both the state mandated sex offense treatment provider, The Connection Inc. (TCI), and the Connecticut Association for the Treatment of Sexual Offenders (CATSO) in consulting and training roles respectively. He has vast experience working with adolescents in residential and non-residential settings.