Innocence Lost: When Children Sexually Offend Against Children

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Date May 28, 2014
Time 11:00 AM EDT
Cost $39.00
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Explore the unique circumstances and factors associated with sexual offending among juveniles, discuss a clinical case example, and examine the legal-ethical considerations of evaluating and treating juvenile sex offenders.

Full Description:
Sexual offending among juveniles is a unique problem requiring a unique response from mental health professionals, law enforcement, and the justice system. When both the perpetrator and the victim of a sex crime are children, understanding the dynamic of abuse is especially challenging. Factors associated with juvenile sex offending differ from those associated with adult offending and involve a complex interaction of biological, developmental, social, familial, and psychological variables., In just two hours, Dr. Sarah Shelton addresses the research, theories, clinical practice standards, and legal-ethical considerations of evaluating and treating juvenile sex offenders. Join Dr. Shelton as she highlights a clinical case example, discusses societal attitudes towards juvenile sex offending, and explores controversies surrounding the mental health and juvenile justice systems' response to this problem.

Course Includes:
Live Q&A
Presentation Handout
Post session recording access
CE Credit

What You Will Learn:
Identify and define issues related to sexual offending when both the perpetrator and victim are children
Discuss the biological, developmental, social, familial, and psychological variables that contribute to juvenile sex offending
Recognize the differences unique to juvenile sex offending in contrast to adult sex offending
Examine evaluation and assessment tools and procedures for juvenile sex offenders
Discuss various treatment modalities for juvenile sex offenders
Recognize community and societal perspectives on juvenile sex offending with an emphasis on current trends and controversies about how the mental health and juvenile justice system respond to this problem

Your Presenter:
SARAH SHELTON, PsyD, MS, MPH, MSCP, MSCS, NCPC, NCCE, is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist specializing in Health and Forensics. In addition to her doctorate in Clinical Psychology, she possesses graduate degrees in Public Health, Forensics, and Psychopharmacology. She is an international presenter and author of peer-reviewed journal articles and textbook chapters, and is frequently published in the popular press. Dr. Shelton founded Psychological Wellness Group, LLC in Paducah, Kentucky, and has over a decade of clinical experience. She holds multiple professorships as well as state and national level elected and appointed positions. Dr. Shelton frequently serves as an expert witness in family, juvenile, civil, and criminal courts.

This event qualifies for one CE credit. Only registered attendees will have access to CE. A Cross Country Education web account is required to attend. There is no charge for a CCE web account. It is recommended that you join the meeting 15 to 20 minutes early. Speaker phone sound quality is poor and it is recommended that they not be used to listen to the event.

Technical requirements:
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Who Should Attend:
Psychologists, Psychiatrists, Counselors, Social Workers, Case Managers, Marriage and Family Therapists, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioners, Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Counselors, Juvenile Justice Personnel, Clergy, Criminal Justice Personnel, Attorneys, Educators, Judges, Probation Officers, Law Enforcement, School Psychologists/School Guidance Counselors


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