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Each spring the Dallas County Juvenile Department holds a conference for treatment providers.

For more information regarding conferences please contact:
Chaka Hall
Chaka.Hall@dallascounty.org
214-698-4242


18th Annual Conference on the
Treatment of Juveniles with Sexual Behavior Problems


Speaker:  David Prescott, LICSW

May 24 - 25, 2018

Henry Wade Juvenile Justice Center
2nd Floor
Conference Rooms 203 A & B

8:00 AM - 5:00 PM


2600 Lone Star Drive
Dallas, Texas 75212

214-698-2200


14 Hours Continuing Education
Includes 3 Hours of Ethics, 3 Victim Hours, and
3 Multicultural/Cross-Cultural Hours

Click here for the Registration Form


About the Speaker:  David Prescott, LICSW

David Prescott is the Clinical Services Development Director for the Becket Family of Services in Maine. He also provides consultation to agencies around the world. Mr. Prescott has produced 14 book projects and numerous articles and chapters in the areas of assessing and treating sexual violence and trauma. Mr. Prescott is a current fellow and past president of the Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers, the largest professional organization of its kind. He is also the 2014 recipient of that organization’s Distinguished Contribution Award. Previously, he received the Bright Lights Award from the National Adolescent Perpetration Network in 2007; he has since become a member of that organization’s Board of Elders. Mr. Prescott is a Senior Associate and Certified Trainer for the International Center for Clinical Excellence and a member of the Motivational Interviewing Network for Trainers. He is also a consultant, supervisor, and invited trainer for the Romanian Association for Brief Therapies and Strength-Based Solution Focused Consultancy. Mr. Prescott has lectured around the world, including most recently in Australia, Japan, Germany, Iceland, Poland, Romania, Norway, Namibia, Canada, and the U.K. He also serves on the editorial boards of 3 scholarly journals.


Thursday - May 24, 2018

7:15 - 8:00 a.m. - Registration

8:00 - 9:15 a.m. - What do we know about young people who sexually abuse?

  • Introduction: Abuse is abuse
  • What's happening: 6 lessons learned from 35 years of research

9:15 - 9:30 a.m. - Break

9:30 – 10:45 a.m. - What do we know about young people who sexually abuse?

  • Current approaches to assessment and treatment
  • Risk, need and responsivity principles as applied to youth

10:45 - 11:00 a.m. - Break

11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. - What do we know about young people who sexually abuse?

  • Current approaches to assessment and treatment
  • Case examples and discussion

12:00 - 1:30 p.m. - Lunch on your own

1:30 - 3:00 p.m. - Being really trauma-informed

  • Definitions and concepts: understanding that trauma-informed is not the same as trauma treatment
  • Diagnostic issues
  • Considerations for family work

3:00 - 3:15 p.m. - Break

3:15 - 5:00 p.m. - Being really trauma-informed

  • Making trauma-informed care happen
  • Case examples, discussion and Q&A

Friday - May 25, 2018

7:15 - 8:00 a.m. - Registration

8:00 - 9:30 a.m. - Barriers to multicultural practice: specific biases

  • What psychology teaches us about implicit biases
  • Discussion and exercises

9:30 - 9:45 a.m. - Break

9:45 – 11:15 a.m. - Multicultural practice and the responsivity principle

  • Consideration in responsivity
  • Discussion and exercises

11:15 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. - Putting the pieces together

  • Motivation, feedback and "parking lot issues"

12:00 - 1:30 p.m. - Lunch on your own

1:30 - 3:00 p.m. - Boundaries and ethics in working with youth who have sexually abused

  • Qualities of excellent staff at all levels
  • Ethics as process, not simply codes

3:00 - 3:15 p.m. - Break

3:15 - 5:00 p.m. - Boundaries and ethics in working with youth who have sexually abused

  • Case examples
  • Discussion