SARA Research Update Webinar

SARA Research Update Webinar


1.5 Hours | 1.5 CEs (CEU)


Program Description

This webinar on updates in SARA Research The Spousal Assault Risk Assessment Guide is presented by Dr. Randall Kropp. The SARA has become popular worldwide as a method for assessing and managing risk for intimate partner violence (IPV). It has been translated into 10 languages and is used by diverse professionals in numerous countries across six continents.

The third version of the guidelines, the SARA-V3, was published in 2015 by Drs. Randall Kropp and Stephen Hart. This webinar provides a review and synthesis of international research on the SARA and the Brief Spousal Assault Form for the Evaluation of Risk (B-SAFER), an abbreviated instrument derived from the SARA. The implications of this research for IPV risk assessment in law enforcement, victim services, forensic and civil mental health, correctional settings, and workplaces are addressed.

Finally, the webinar describes the key changes and innovations incorporated into the SARA-V3 along with the research and literature supporting these developments.

The fee for this training program is $100 and participants should expect to commit approximately 1.5 CE hours to complete this training program. At the end of the training program, there is a quiz that must be passed with a 70%. Once the course is completed participants will complete a course evaluation and then will be able to print their certificate of completion.

Webinar Outline:

– Review Research on the SARA and B-SAFER
– Implications of Research for Intimate Partner Violence
– Review key changes in the SARA version 3

Intended Audience

This webinar is appropriate for diverse professionals including (but not limited to) health care, criminal justice, victim services, security, social service, education, and human resources who are interested in learning more about intimate partner violence risk assessment. This webinar is for beginner, intermediate, and advanced level clinicians.

Upon completion of this recorded webinar, participants should be able to:

– Discuss a review and synthesis of SARA and B-SAFER research
– Discuss the implications of research for IPV risk assessment in law enforcement, victim services, forensic mental health, correctional settings and workplace
– Describe key changes and innovations incorporated into the SARA-V3
– Discuss research and literature supporting the developments

About Our Presenter

Dr. Randall Kropp is a clinical and forensic psychologist specializing in the assessment and management of violent offenders. He works for the Forensic Psychiatric Services Commission of British Columbia, Canada, and is Adjunct Professor of Psychology at Simon Fraser University. He has conducted hundreds of workshops on violence risk assessment and management for mental health professionals, police officers, corrections staff, and others in North America, Australia, Asia, Africa, and Europe. He has frequently consulted with provincial, state, and federal government ministries on matters related to violence against women and children, and the assessment and treatment of violent offenders.

Continuing Education Credit

This Distance Learning recorded webinar is an online Training Program. To earn CE’s, you will have to complete the webinar quizzes and evaluaton for this Distance Learning recorded webinar. No partial credit is available. For this webinar, you will need to pass the webinar quizzes with 70% correct and complete a webinar evaluation form to earn the certificate. You can take the test as many times as necessary to pass. Participants will earn 1.5 CE hours for completion once they have completed these requirements. Each participant will be able to print their CE certificate immediately after completing and passing the post-test and evaluation.
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