DC Waterstone Services draws from 25 years of experience working with perpetrators of abuse and supporting people who have endured trauma to bring professionals and families this compelling presentation. While abuse is always and solely, the responsibility of the perpetrator, there are efforts professionals and families can execute to protect children from abuse. By exploring the clinical profiles of various types of sex offenders, numerous proactive and discerning strategies to reduce risk and vulnerability are revealed. There is a focus on increasing participant knowledge of sex offender predatory behaviour and balancing this information with proactive, functional strategies that consider the capacity and practical application of the child. Participants will walk away with a feeling of empowerment and a significant repertoire of immediately applicable knowledge and skills.
- Determine the development, patterns and approach of various types of sexual predators.
- Utilizing case examples, determine numerous psychological, social, emotional, environmental and developmental vulnerabilities that advantage a sexual predator.
- Demonstrate the value of understanding child attachment, active safety plans, perception of self and perception of others who are bigger, stronger, older and possibly in charge.
- Identify the vulnerabilities and resilience of appointing an adult to be responsible for your child; including teachers, coaches, babysitters and mentoring programs.
- Participants will learn collaborative, proactive strategies that consider functional application and the capacity of the family and child.
- Participants will be introduced to the implications of offender-family reunifications and efforts to protect all vulnerable members of the family.