Director of Behaviour Analysis and Forensic Psychology Forensic Solutions
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.