20 hours | 20 CEs
This on-demand professional training program on Short-Term Assessment of Risk and Treatability: Adolescent Version (START-AV) is presented by Jodi Viljoen, PhD and Keith Cruise, PhD. This badge-earning program can be shared digitally on platforms like LinkedIn or your resume and counts towards a certificate. Enroll in this program to earn credit towards Juvenile Forensic Assessment Certificate and share your new digital credentials with prospective employers and colleagues.
The START:AV is a risk assessment guide for adolescents. Rather than focusing on a single outcome (e.g., violence), the START:AV provides an integrative assessment of adolescents’ risks for harm to others and rule violations and Harm to the adolescent. Whereas many tools focus primarily on risk factors, the START:AV places a large emphasis on strengths in addition to vulnerabilities.
In addition, given that adolescence is a period of enormous change, the START:AV facilitates a dynamic approach by orienting professionals to strengths and vulnerabilities that are potentially modifiable.
This training program focuses on providing participants with the skills needed to use the START: AV to assess strengths, vulnerabilities, and risk. In addition, the training program introduces participants to the use of the START: AV in intervention planning. Throughout the training, there is a focus on working through case examples.
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 an integrative assessment of adolescents’ risks for harm to others
Describe the assessment of adolescents’ risk rule violations
Describe the assessment of adolescents’ risks of harm to the adolescent
Describe the START-AV in intervention-planning
Describe the role of static and dynamic strength risk factors in risk assessment
Describe the role of static and dynamic strength risk factors in risk management
Describe the strengths in client management and safety planning
Describe the vulnerabilities in client management and safety planning
Describe how to administer START assessments
Describe how to interpret START assessments
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...
Keith Cruise, PhD
Dr. Keith Cruise is an Associate Professor in the Department of Psychology and Adjunct Professor of Law at Fordham University. Dr. Cruise conducts research on the clinical-forensic assessment of youth within the juvenile justice system. Various research projects have focused on developing and valida...
2. Overview of the START-AV
3. Sebastian Items 1-6
4. Sebastian Items 7-10
5. Sebastian Items 13-14
6. Sebastian Items 15-20
7. START-AV Outcomes
8. Sebastian History and Future Risks
9. Case Example: Anna
10. Anna Items
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