Diversity Issues in Violence Risk Assessment: Youth and Emerging Adults

Presented By Jodi Viljoen, PhD
Jodi Viljoen, PhD

1 hour | 1 CE

This on-demand professional training program on Diversity Issues in Violence Risk Assessment: Youth and Emerging Adults is presented by Jodi Viljoen, PhD, in partnership with Protect International Risk and Safety Services.

This program provides an overview of key ways in which violence risk Assessmentpractices should be developmentally informed when working with adolescents and transition-age youth (approximately 12 to 25 years old). First, although many of the risk and protective factors relevant to older adults are also applicable to adolescents, certain factors are critical during specific developmental periods, including critical transition periods. Second, the six- to seven-year period typically associated with adolescence (i.e., 12 to 18 years old) is increasingly being recognized as excessively narrow in light of social and neurodevelopmental influences, which have implications for assessing and managing violence risk. Third, youth and emerging adults generally are more “contextually bound” than more mature adults, with specific social contexts being more salient during particular developmental periods. Dr. Viljoen will present a case illustrating the application of these developmental considerations.

Intended Audience

This on-demand professional training program is intended for mental health and other allied professionals

Experience Level

This on-demand professional training program is appropriate for beginner, intermediate, and advanced level clinicians.

CE / CPD Credit

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Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this program you will be able to:

Describe the age-crime curve and its trajectories

Describe key areas of development that occur during adolescence and early adulthood

Describe neurodevelopmental issues relevant to violence risk for youth and emerging adults

Describe the framework of the social-ecological model to violence risk assessment


Presented By

Jodi Viljoen, PhD

Dr. Jodi Viljoen, R. Psyc. is an Associate Professor of Clinical Psychology at Simon Fraser University, and an Associate Director of the Institute for the Reduction of Youth Violence. She is an author of the Short-Term Assessment of Risk and Treatability (START: AV) and a risk reduction guide called...

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Protect International Risk and Safety Services

We are proud to partner with Protect International Risk and Safety Services for this training. Protect International's threat assessment professionals are internationally recognized experts that have developed some of the world's most widely used and best-validated threat assessment tools. Protect International provides services and products related to violence risk assessment and management, also known as threat assessment and management. Protect International services and products include threat assessment training and support, case assessment and management, legal consultation, policy review and development, and program evaluation and research; along with threat assessment manuals, worksheets, licenses, and software applications for those tools.

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