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CW 3222 Understanding the Dynamics and Intervention with Sex Offenders

This training describes the characteristics of those who engage in sexually abusive behavior, addresses some myths about sex offense and sexual offenders, and how to interact effectively with families that have been impacted by sexual abuse. Sex Offender treatment and community management of offenders is also included in this training.


The primary objective of this training is that participants would gain a solid base knowledge of sexual offenders. Within the context of acquiring that knowledge I would

list the following as some of the key objectives.

  • Learning the difference between incestuous offenders and individuals who offend outside the family.
  • Learning the basic treatment strategies used with sexual offenders.
  • Learning effective ways to intervene with families who have been impacted by incestuous sexual abuse.
  • Learning about the characteristics of the children who are frequently targeted by offenders.

Intended Audience

Participation is limited to 30 Child Welfare Specialists who have completed CORE, Level I, and Level II training and Child Welfare Supervisors.