It is unreasonable to expect that professionals will intuitively know what to look for, where to look for it, and how to interpret what they find when engaging with people who sexually harm children. Many of the mistakes made by professionals in child sexual abuse cases stem from a lack of knowledge about perpetrators but also a failure to understand the nuances of the language and tools associated with sex offenders. For example, what does it actually mean when someone is labelled a "low risk sex offender?" Organizations and practitioners often wrongly believe this term indicates the low-risk offender is unlikely to reoffend. Puzzled? You are not alone. Attending this workshop will provide you with insights from research, but primarily from the offenders who debunk many of the myths commonly held by practitioners. It will provide clear guiding principles which practitioners and managers should use to underpin their framework for professional practice. This workshop will be streamed live one time only as scheduled and will not be recorded.
Learn about the spiral of sexual abuse- a conceptual framework for understanding perpetrator behaviour
Learn about typical grooming behaviours of perpetrators