Making assessments and intervention responsive to young people with specific learning needs who sexually harm
Level: Basic/ Intermediate
Duration: 2 days
Max number of participants: 24
Specifically for those undertaking or supporting direct interventions with young people who sexually harm, including YOT workers, social workers, police officers, health professionals, residential social workers, education staff and others in the safeguarding children / public protection network.
Participants are expected to have a good working knowledge of issues relating to work with young people who sexually harm. This will usually mean that participants have completed both foundation and assessment training in this area of work.
This course will consider how our work with young people with specific learning needs such as a learning disability and autistic spectrum disorders can be accounted for. It will specifically address:
- The assessment of learning needs and how it can inform therapeutic practice, including intervention planning and treatment delivery.
- Making assessment and treatment responsive to learning needs through the adaptation of models and tools for use in both individual and group-work formats.
- Overcoming challenges in assessment and treatment and establishing realistic treatment targets.
- Strengths-based practice: Empowering young people with learning needs to make positive choices, whilst promoting healthy sexual functioning.
- How to engage and mobilise the support network of young people with learning needs in order that learning and skills development can be enhanced, consolidated and transferred to real-life settings.