This weeklong training will provide participants with a holistic understanding of problematic sexual behaviors exhibited by adolescents. The training content will include, but is not limited to, exploration of the dynamics of problematic sexual behavior in adolescents and common typologies, identification and implementation of risk assessment instruments, treatment planning and resources, familial engagement, and Alabama state and federal laws. The Youth Services Institute (YSI) located in The University of Alabama School of Social Work has over 20 years of demonstrated success working with adolescents exhibiting problematic sexual behavior. Licensed practitioners and professionals will share their expertise to expand the number of qualified professionals available to work with this specialized population of youth. The certification program will consist of a pre-test to ascertain participants baseline knowledge; pre-training assignments; 4.5 day on-site training which will include a variety of teaching methods; post-test; monthly supervision for 12 months to provide active - ongoing clinical consultation. At the conclusion of this certification program, participants will receive credentialing which demonstrates they have obtained the knowledge and skills necessary to work with this population of youth. The certification program fee includes the cost of training materials, lectures, 30 continuing education hours, monthly supervision sessions, facility fees, and snacks. Participants are responsible for transportation, lodging, meals, and any additional personal expenditures.
July 27, 2020 to July 31, 2020, Bryant Conference Center