Comprehensive, Culturally Approriate, and Competency-Based Workforce Development.

CWDS Curriculum

Working with Sexual Offenders

Level: Advanced Practice—Lineworker

Credits: 6

Intended Audience: New and current child welfare personnel who want to advance their skills and knowledge about working with sexual offenders

Intended Objectives:

  • To acquaint participants with the different types of sexual offenders and their common characteristics
  • To provide participants with interview techniques that can help and/or hinder eliciting desired information from offenders
  • To familiarize participants with assessment and treatment techniques utilized with sexual offenders
  • To increase participants awareness of pertinent case management issues

Topics Include:

  • Sexual Offenders: Who Are They?
  • Committing their Crime
  • The Assessment of Sexual Offenders
  • Treatment with Sexual Offenders
  • The Professional Relationship with Sex Offenders
  • Case Management Considerations

CalSWEC Competencies Addressed:

2.3 Student recognizes and accurately identifies physical, emotional and behavioral indicators of child abuse, child neglect and child sexual abuse in child victims and their families.

3.7 Student assesses family dynamics, including interactions and relationships, roles, power, communication patterns, functional and dysfunctional behaviors and other family processes.

4.5 Student can recognize when human development is delayed or follows abnormal patterns and can identify contributing factors.

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