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Program Name Program Sponsor Region Program Topic
13th Annual Conference on Managing Juveniles with Sexual Behavior Problems Correctional Management Institute of Texas 7 Training
Program Dates and Locations Early Registration Date Early Registration Fee Registration Fee
2/4/2018 - 2/7/2018, Galveston
Program Description
CMIT has joined together with DPS, OAG and TJJD to provide a great conference. There is a potential for 21 hours. Please see the agenda for all the great speakers we have lined up this year. Register at www.cmitonline.org
Targeted Audience
Probation Officers, Community Corrections, Law Enforcement, Therapist, Social Workers, Counselors, Educators, Psychiatrists, Psychologists To register visit www.cmitonline.org
Agenda
Sunday, February 4, 2018
Pre-Conference

11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Registration

1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. General Session

The Next Generation: Cell Phones, Tablets, Gaming Systems and Social Media
Nicholas Honyara, Co-Owner, RAN Customized Training and Consulting, LLC
Richmond Parsons, Co-Owner, RAN Customized Training and Consulting, LLC

Cell phones, tablets, gaming systems, and social media have created a new challenge for the management of adult and juveniles with problematic sexual behaviors in the community. These devices can give those individuals unfettered access to victims, pornography as well as a host of other materials that could trigger a relapse. This is further complicated by a lack of knowledge and understanding on the technology by those individuals responsible for the management or treatment of this population. During the training the participants will be introduced to best practices for the management of individuals with these devices; Current research on static and dynamic risk factors; live demonstration of the darker and seedier side of these devices; and a demonstration of how these devices can be monitored and/or searched.

(3.5 Offender Hours)

2:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Break

3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Session Continued


Monday, February 5, 2018
Conference

8:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. Welcome & Keynote Address
Amanda Wood, Project Director, Correctional Management Institute of Texas
Doug Dretke, Executive Director, Correctional Management Institute of Texas
Invited - David Reilly, Executive Director, Texas Juvenile Justice Department



Keynote Address: Dr. Lisa Boesky, Psychologist, National Speaker, Expert Witness, Consultant & Author

Over, Under & Mis-Diagnosis Among Juvenile Offenders: The Tragic Result & What YOU Can Do to Help

Many teens involved with the justice system (including those with sexual behavior problems) have been diagnosed with two, three (or more!) Mental Health diagnoses and prescribed a variety of psychotropic medications to impact their mood or behavior. Yet, these diagnoses are often inaccurate. When juveniles are Over, Under or Mis-diagnosed they may receive no services when needed, inappropriate interventions, or treatment that can actually make things worse. If you supervise or treat juvenile offenders, including those with sexual behavior problems--this problem affects you and the work you do with them. Learn how Over, Under and Mis-diagnosis still happens today, the tragic results that can occur, and what YOU can do to help. Fast-moving, practical presentation with photos, video and case examples.
(2.0 Offender Hours)

10:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. Break

10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. General Session

Suicidal Juvenile Offenders: Who is MOST At Risk to Die – And 10 Ways We Often Get it WRONG!
Dr. Lisa Boesky, Psychologist, National Speaker, Expert Witness, Consultant & Author

Youth involved with Juvenile Justice—including juveniles with sexual behavior problems--are at especially high-risk to die by Suicide. Do you know which of the youth YOU work with are more likely to kill themselves? Could you be held liable if they died by Suicide? Learn 1) the latest research on which individuals are most likely to move from “thinking” about Suicide to actually making a Suicide “attempt” 2) the subtle and obvious factors contributing to Suicide risk among juvenile offenders—and why juveniles with sexual behavior problems (particularly those placed on “sex offender registries” are at increased risk for Suicide 3) four essential things it is important for you to know about the youth you work with to help identify their potential risk of Suicide 4) which formal Suicide screening tools may be helpful and the potential downsides of using them 5) TEN ways we often miss Suicidal youth among youth involved with Juvenile
Justice--and the deadly tragedies that can follow and 6) what you need to know about legal liability when supervising or treating Suicidal youth. Practical presentation with photos, case examples (including those related to legal liability) and audience participation.
(1.5 Offender Hours)


12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. Lunch (On your Own)

1:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. General Session


Title & Description Pending
Lucinda A. Lee Rasmussen, Ph.D., LCSW, Associate Professor, San Diego State University School of Social Work


Pending- We have discussed Dr. Rasmussen focusing on risk assessment. She recently completed an 11-year follow-up study of a very high-risk residential sample, and plans to include a discussion of those findings in her presentation. Dr. Rasmussen will also touch on some treatment models and management issues. – CMIT will send out an updated agenda with this information soon.
(3.0 Offender Hours)

3:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. Break

3:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. General Session…Cont’d



Tuesday, February 6, 2018
Conference

8:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. Concurrent Sessions I, II and III


Research Update on Evidence-Supported Treatments for Juveniles with Sexual Behavior Problems
James Calvert, Ph.D., MSCP, Southern Methodist University

Cognitive-behavioral techniques have become the sine qua non of juvenile sex offender treatment. But how much research evidence is there to support using CBT with this population? What is the evidence for other treatments with juvenile sex offenders? In this workshop we will examine the research about which treatment approaches have the most evidence for their effectiveness. We will also explore evidence-supported therapeutic relationships and discuss ways to combine techniques to maximize treatment effectiveness.
(2.0 Offender Hours)

Social Media Basics
Terri Rogers, Chief Probation Officer, Dewitt County Juvenile Probation

This presentation provides basic knowledge of social media, the dark web, and personal internet safety. It will include step-by-step instructions on how to create supervision accounts and tips on conducting effective searches. This course can be beneficial to supervision officers and investigators.
(2.0 Offender Hours)


Set Up to Fail: How Unrealistic Expectations and Toxic Homes Build Impossible Situations
for Youth on Probation – REPEATED AT 1:30 PM
Jonathon Neece, LPC-S, LSOTP, Grayson County Post Adjudication Facility

Youth on probation for sexual offenses often seem to struggle to complete treatment and probation successfully. This training explores how the juvenile system, the community, and families may be failing these youth and what can be done to fix the problem. Attendees will be encouraged to discuss their own personal anecdotes so the audience can brainstorm on possible solutions to problems that plague a failing process.
(2.0 Offender Hours)

10:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. Break

10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Concurrent Sessions I, II, III and IV

Children at Risk
Javier Rodriguez, Sergeant, Office of the Attorney General’s Child Exploitation Unit (CEU)

The presentation identifies current laws protecting children while online, common social media applications being used today, child predator characteristics, and the role of the Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force (ICAC).
(1.5 Offender Hours)

Exploratory Study of Child Sexual Abuse, Paternal Absence and Intimacy Among Female Exotic Dancers
Monica Gomez, Psy.D., Rockdale Regional Juvenile Justice Center

Throughout the years, there has been an increase in women entering the multibillion dollar sex-entertainment industry in the United States. In relation to exotic dancing, there have been several speculative reasons why some women would choose this “glitter and G-string” segment of the industry: failing economy, increased cost of living, over-sexualized media, or the exciting nature of the job. Exotic dancing has also received attention from academia, and there has been an increase in scholarly literature about the subject and the experiences of female exotic dancers (FEDs). This presentation will discuss the existing literature on child sexual abuse experienced by FEDs, as well as the literature on their romantic male relationships. In particular, there will be an in-depth discussion on father-daughter relationships and influences that a paternal role-model has on his daughter’s future intimacy with men. Lastly, clinical and forensic implications and recommendations for future analysis will be discussed.
(1.5 Victim Hours)

Over-Age and Out of Time: Treatment, Supervision and Legal Challenges in Working with Young Adults in the Juvenile Justice System
Nicolas Carrasco, Ph.D., Private Practice
Dawn Wiedeman, JPO Lead Sex Offender Unit, Travis County Juvenile Probation

Juveniles who sexually abuse come in all shapes and sizes and commit all types of sexual crimes. While we have some control over how many years probation a youth is assessed for a sexual offense and we have some control over when a youth starts treatment, we have no control over when a youth will finish treatment. It is not uncommon for a youth to reach the age of majority and still not be finished with his/her treatment. In these cases, the youth and the Court face a serious dilemma. In this session, we will talk about the challenges posed when a youth turns 18/19 and he/she is not yet finished with treatment, and how the issues may be addressed.
(1.5 Offender Hours)

Sexually Abusive Youth with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities: Tips for Treatment, Referrals, and Transitioning Planning
Lori Robinson, PhD., LSOTP-S, Director of Community Mental Health Services, Texas Juvenile Justice Department
Novella Evans, MA, Mental Health Policy Analyst-IDD and Behavioral Health Services, Office of Mental Health Coordination, Health and Human Services Commission

Many times youth with intellectual and developmental disabilities are denied admission into treatment programs, which may be able to serve them with minimal modifications to programming. This presentation will review best practice guidelines for treatment of youth with IDD who have offended sexually; discussion topics will include treatment adaptations, modifications, and realistic expectations for youth diagnosed with IDD. Resources for making referrals and transition planning will also be discussed.
(1.5 Offender Hours)


12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. Lunch (On Your Own)


1:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Concurrent Sessions I, II, III and IV

Ethics – Part I
Keith Branch, Attorney at Law

In time of growing risks, juvenile service professionals need clear and comprehensive guidelines to provide the highest level of service while they protect their clients and themselves. Every employee experiences multiple ethical dilemmas every day. Attendees will be provided a systematic tool to benchmark their organization against the best practices in: ethics codes; ethical decision making; ethics and diversity training; ethics officers and reporting; ethical leadership, work goals, and performance appraisals; environmental management; and community outreach.
(1.5 Ethics Hours)

DPS Updates – REPEATED AT 3:30 PM
Leann Jones, Crime Analyst II, Sex Offender Compliance Unit, Texas Department of Public Safety

This presentation will cover registration requirements with a heavy focus on failure to comply. Ms. Jones will expand on when and why it’s imperative that offenders report, for example, social networking sites and when failure to do so could result in a felony charge. She will also cover what is reported and the timeframes associated with those reporting requirements. The importance of supervising officers to educate juvenile offenders regarding the consequences of failing to abide by one or more than one of the registration requirements. Ms. Jones will also provide resources available at DPS regarding suspicious activity reporting, analytical assistance and fielding questions related to compliance and registration.
(1.5 Offender Hours)


The Relationship of Trauma to Sexual Offenses Committed by Juveniles
Diane Eunice, MS, LMFT, Superintendent, Texas Juvenile Justice Department

This workshop will explore how traumatic and violent victimizations can have lasting effects on how youth see the world, as well as, their place in the world. This is particularly true of juveniles, who struggle with internalized issues of shame and pain that they do not feel they can speak about and misplaced anger and aggression. We will also look at how trauma and sexual victimization may be contributing factors, in delinquency and perpetration of sexually abusive offenses, by juveniles.
(1.5 Victim Hours)

Set Up to Fail: How Unrealistic Expectations and Toxic Homes Build Impossible Situations
for Youth on Probation – REPEATED FROM 8AM
Jonathon Neece, LPC-S, LSOTP, Grayson County Post Adjudication Facility

Youth on probation for sexual offenses often seem to struggle to complete treatment and probation successfully. This training explores how the juvenile system, the community, and families may be failing these youth and what can be done to fix the problem. Attendees will be encouraged to discuss their own personal anecdotes so the audience can brainstorm on possible solutions to problems that plague a failing process.
(1.5 Offender Hours)


3:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. Break

3:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Concurrent Sessions I, II, III and IV

Ethics – Part 2
Keith Branch, Attorney at Law

In time of growing risks, juvenile service professionals need clear and comprehensive guidelines to provide the highest level of service while they protect their clients and themselves. Every employee experiences multiple ethical dilemmas every day. Attendees will be provided a systematic tool to benchmark their organization against the best practices in: ethics codes; ethical decision making; ethics and diversity training; ethics officers and reporting; ethical leadership, work goals, and performance appraisals; environmental management; and community outreach.
(1.5 Ethics Hours)

Sexual Behavior Treatment 101: Introduction to Working with Youth with Sexual Behavior Problems in Outpatient Treatment
Shanti Duncan, Ph.D., LPC, LSOTP
Emma Forsyth,

This workshop is designed for those who have just started working in the field and are looking for information about how to manage this challenging population in outpatient treatment. Information will include an overview of an outpatient treatment program with ample time for questions and discussion.
(1.5 Offender Hours)

Sexual Behavior Treatment 301: Working with Youth with Sexual Behavior Problems in the Future
David M. Walenta, M.S. LPC-S; LSOTP-S

This workshop is designed for those who have been working in the field and are looking for things to consider in your treatment of this challenging population. What skills will we need to develop to meet the demands of a changing population and deliver ethical treatment. Information will be provided about the new ATSA Standards for working with juveniles who have sexual behavior problems and possible issues that we will need to confront. Mr. Walenta has worked with troubled youth since 1975 in a variety of settings, so he has a wealth of experience with change.
(1.5 Offender Hours)

DPS Updates – REPEAT SESSION FROM 3:00 pm
Leann Jones, Crime Analyst II, Sex Offender Compliance Unit, Texas Department of Public Safety

This presentation will cover registration requirements with a heavy focus on failure to comply. Ms. Jones will expand on when and why it’s imperative that offenders report, for example, social networking sites and when failure to do so could result in a felony charge. She will also cover what is reported and the timeframes associated with those reporting requirements. The importance of supervising officers to educate juvenile offenders regarding the consequences of failing to abide by one or more than one of the registration requirements. Ms. Jones will also provide resources available at DPS regarding suspicious activity reporting, analytical assistance and fielding questions related to compliance and registration.
(1.5 Offender Hours


Wednesday, February 7, 2018
Conference

8:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. General Session

Suffer From Burnout? Give’em the F.I.N.G.E.R!
Mark Yarbrough

Burnout affects millions of Americans each year and has been called “the disease of our civilization.” The unhappiness and detachment burnout causes can threaten your job, your relationships, and your health. We have known for years that working with juveniles with sexual behavior problems is a highly stressful environment that puts the provider into an indirect victim role and can easily cause burnout. But there’s good news -- burnout can be healed. Former 20-year elected District Attorney, MARK YARBROUGH, from Littlefield, Texas (hometown of Waylon Jennings), personally experienced burnout, learned how to successfully overcome it, and went from “Burnout” to “On Fire!” He has since become a “burnout expert” and has written and published on the subject. Mark is a very entertaining, motivating and inspiring speaker. He has taught thousands of people how to overcome Burnout -- from companies like Blue Bell Ice Cream and Xcel Energy, to teachers and doctors/nurses, to a variety of government workers (police officers, probation officers, CPS workers, attorneys, victim’s rights advocates, counselors, therapists, mental health professionals, etc.). Audience members will learn the definition of Burnout and the symptoms thereof. But more importantly, attendees will be laughing, and at the same time learning how to apply Mark’s F.I.N.G.E.R. philosophy to help themselves or their co-workers avoid and/or recover from Burnout. This is a training that you won’t want to miss!
(3.0 Victim Hours)

9:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. Break

10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Session Continued

Conference Ends



Contact Person & Address
Correctional Management Institute of Texas
Amanda Wood
PO Box 2296 Huntsville, Texas 77341
Telephone Fax Email Address
(936) 294-1227 (936) 294-1671 awood@shsu.edu
Program Approved Date Approved Certification Hours Approved Management Hours
12/19/2017 10:05:00 AM 21.00 0.00
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