Training Workshops 2018
Violence Risk Assessments constitutes a core task for practitioners working with offenders. It is essential that practitioners adhere to best practice in this complex and challenging task. Our aim is to provide state-of-the art training in a range of violence risk assessment tools. As well as being experienced trainers, our course leaders are all scientist-practitioners who are familiar with the application of risk assessment to real life settings.
The training is suitable for a multi-disciplinary audience and there are courses for all stages of professional development – from introductory to advanced.
For more information on our scheduled training workshops for 2018 please see below.
Intimate partner violence (IPV) is one of the most common forms of violence, it is often more frequent and more serious than other forms of violence. IPV can have profound psychological consequences for victims as well as physical consequences. The Spousal Assault Risk Assessment Guide, or SARA, was the first set of structured professional judgement (SPJ) guidelines for violence risk assessment. The SARA-V3, published in 2015, not only captures learning about the SPJ approach in general, but also, provides state-of-art guidelines based on the latest understanding of IPV. SARA is used widely by mental health, social work, prison and other professionals, and in many different countries.
SARA-V3 provides evidenced-based guidelines for integrating information about a broad range of risk factors associated with IPV. SARA-V3 provides a framework for decision-making that is both systematic and practical. In this one-day workshop participants will learn the process of using SARA-V3; using case materials participants will practice developing risk formulations and risk management strategies.
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