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Abstract: Practical Realities in the Assessment of Juvenile Sexual Risk
This workshop will address practical realities involved in conducting comprehensive assessment of risks for sexually abusive youth, and will generally address four primary aspects. (1) Completing commonly used juvenile sexual risk assessment instruments, including “scoring” the instrument, (2) Gathering the information required to complete the risk assessment instrument and write the evaluation report, (3) The content of the written evaluation report, and (4) conducting interviews with youths and parents. The workshop aims at developing a practical understanding of the risk assessment process.

Phil Rich presents, trains, and consults nationally and internationally, specializing in work with sexually abusive youth. Phil holds a doctorate in applied behavioral and organizational studies and a master’s degree in social work, and has been a licensed independent clinical social worker for over 30 years. He was the Clinical Director of the Stetson School for 13 years, a residential treatment program for sexually reactive children and adolescent and young adult sexual offenders in Massachusetts. Phil is the author of “Understanding Juvenile Sexual Offenders: Assessment, Treatment, and Rehabilitation (1st and 2nd editions),” “Attachment and Sexual Offending: Understanding and Applying Attachment Theory to the Treatment of Juvenile Sexual Offenders,” and “Juvenile Sexual Offenders: A Comprehensive Guide to Risk Evaluation,” as well as the four “Stages of Accomplishment Workbooks for Sexually Abusive Youth, ” and a number of contributed chapters and articles that address work with adult and juvenile sexual offenders and forensic work in general. He is currently working on a second book addressing the application of attachment-informed work with sexually abusive youth.