6 hours | 6 CEs
This on-demand professional training program on Assessment of Risk for Violence in Juveniles is presented by Debra Beader, PhD, in partnership with the American Academy of Forensic Psychology (AAFP).
The Assessment of risk for violence in juveniles is pertinent for many court proceedings, including transfer to the adult criminal justice system. This program includes an examination of relevant case law, risk Assessment measures, best practices in evaluation procedures, and communication of data and opinions to judges, attorneys, and probation officers. Related topics (e.g., psychopathy, treatment amenability, and risk management programming) are addressed as well, as are issues related to adolescents’ biological, psychological, and social development.
This on-demand professional training program is intended for mental health and other allied professionals
This on-demand professional training program is appropriate for beginner, intermediate, and advanced level clinicians.
Upon completion of this program you will be able to:
Describe how the Juvenile Justice System has evolved in general and specifically regarding risk assessment
Describe pathways to normative and non-normative adolescent development
Describe the key elements of the Risk/Needs/Responsivity Principle
Describe salient risk and protective factors for juveniles
Describe how age, gender, culture, and ethnicity inform risk assessments and risk-related judicial decision-making
Describe key elements of the Assessment and report-writing process
Debra Baeder, PhD, ABPP
Dr. Debra Baeder is board certified in forensic psychology by the American Board of Professional Psychology. She is the Chief Forensic Psychologist for the State Forensic Service in Maine. Her responsibilities are the evaluations of adult defendants on issues of competence and criminal responsibilit...
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American Academy of Forensic Psychology (AAFP)
We are proud to partner with the American Academy of Forensic Psychology (AAFP) for this training. AAFP is a non-profit organization of board-certified forensic psychologists whose mission is to contribute to the development and maintenance of forensic psychology as a specialized field of study, research, and practice. The Academy does this by providing high-quality continuing education workshops, providing a forum for the exchange of scientific information among its members, and conferring awards upon outstanding students and practitioners in the field of forensic psychology.