The North Dallas Government Center at 10056 Marsh Lane, Dallas, Texas 75229 has been closed until further notice due to tornado damage from the inclement weather on Sunday, October 20, 2019.

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Henry Wade Juvenile Justice Center - 2600 Lone Star Drive, Dallas, TX 75212
Phone: (214) 698-2200

Due to an unprecedented response, registration for this event has been closed. Walk-in registrations will not be accepted.

Please send an email to to be placed on a waiting list.

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

For more information regarding conferences please contact:
Pete Chavez
(214) 698-5590

19th Annual Conference on the
Treatment of Juveniles with Sexual Behavior Problems

Speaker:  Anna Salter, Ph.D.

May 2 & 3, 2019

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


14 Hours Continuing Education
Includes 3 Hours of Ethics and 3 Victim Hours

Click here for the Registration Form

About the Speaker:  Anna Salter, Ph.D.

Dr. Salter received her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology and Public Practice from Harvard University and obtained a Masters Degree in Child Study from Tufts. She was a Teaching Fellow at both Universities. 

Dr. Salter has lived in Madison Wisconsin since 1996 and consults halftime to the Wisconsin Department of Corrections. In addition, she lectures and consults on sex offenders and victims throughout the United States and abroad. She has keynoted conferences on sexual abuse in Australia, New Zealand, Scotland and England. In all, she has conducted trainings in 50 states and 10 countries. Dr. Salter also evaluates sex offenders for civil commitment proceedings and other purposes. She testifies as an expert witness in sexual abuse civil and criminal cases.  Additionally, Dr. Salter has used her interviews with sexual offenders in consultations and trainings with mental health and law enforcement professionals.  She has published numerous professional articles, books, and professional training videos on her work with sex offenders.   ​

Before moving to Madison, Dr. Salter was on the faculty of Dartmouth Medical School in Lebanon, New Hampshire in the Departments of Psychiatry and Maternal and Child Health. While there, she was Director of Psycho-social Training for the Pediatric Residency Program, Director of Child Psychiatry Consultation to the Pediatric Ward, Co-Director of the Parenting Clinic, Assistant Director of the Children-at-Risk Program and Director of the Parents in Distress Program. She also won the Saul Blatman Teaching Award in the Department of Pediatrics and Maternal and Child Health.

Thursday - May 2, 2019

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

8:00 - 9:15 a.m. - Counterintuitive Victim Behaviors

  • Behaviors of victims after sexual assault
  • How these behaviors influence the court process

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

9:30 – 10:45 a.m. - Counterintuitive Victim Behaviors (Continued)

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

11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. - Impact of Sexual Abuse on Victims

  • Reasons for delayed disclosure

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

1:30 - 2:05 p.m. - Impact of Sexual Abuse on Victims (Continued)

2:05 - 3:00 p.m.Adolescent Brain Immaturity and Impact on Offending

  • Types of offending mitigated by immaturity

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

3:15 - 5:00 p.m. - Ethical Issues in Working with Juveniles

  • Ethical and effective treatment vs. unethical and ineffective treatment

Friday - May 3, 2019

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

8:00 - 9:30 a.m. - Ethical Issues in Working with Juveniles (Continued)

  • Ethical issues when working with adolescents and their families

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

9:45 – 10:45 a.m. - Risk/Needs/Responsivity and Family Therapy

  • Effective treatment for adolescents

10:45 - 11:00 a.m. - Break

11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. - Typology of Adolescents and Adults with Sexual Behavior Problems

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

1:30 - 3:00 p.m. - Antisocial Thinking in Adolescents as Related to Sexual Offending

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

3:15 - 5:00 p.m.Detection of Deception Among Juveniles with Sexual Behavior Problems