What Everyone Who Works with Victims Needs to Know About Offenders with David Burton

DateeLearning CourseInstructorDeliveryTime
Available NowWhat Everyone Who Works with Victims Needs to Know About OffendersDavid BurtonEduNet WebinarOn-Demand

Brief Overview: There are many key research findings that people who work with sexual abuse victims may be unaware of due to busyness and a lack of reading about offenders. Most will know a few of these facts, but for example the 60% decline in sexual abuse over the past 20 years is fascinating as are the very low recidivism rates after treatment and the statistical effect size of treatment, relationships between offenders and victims, pornography research, risk factors for reoffense, trauma research and some of the actual stories of offenders understandings what they did and why they did it. In this talk disguised clinical stories of offenders will be shared from Dr. Burton book in progress, as well as research on the areas above resulting in a renewed and useful tool kit for anyone working with sexual assault survivors.

Presenter: David Burton teaches research and cognitive behavioral theory and methods courses at Smith. He is also involved in research with Ph.D. students. Burton has worked in the field of sexual aggression for over 20 years as a clinician with adolescents and children. He researches the childhood victimization and etiology of child, adolescent and adult sexual abusers. Current research interests include trauma histories of sexual abusers, nonsexual criminality of sexual abusers, attachment, cognitive behavioral theory and treatment, pornography, masculinity, psychopathy, substance abuse, self-cessation methods, evidence-based practice, effectiveness of treatment for adolescent sexual abusers and racial discrimination of sexual abusers.

Dr. Burton has been published in several journals including Child Abuse and Neglect; Sexual Aggression; Evidenced Based Social Work; Smith College Studies in Social Work; Violence and Victims; Journal of Forensic Nursing; and Sexual Abuse: A Journal of Research and Practice. Burton serves on the editorial board of Sexual Abuse: A Journal of Research and Treatment and is the associate editor of Smith College Studies in Social Work. He is an active member of CSWE, NASW, SSWR, NAPN and the Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers (ATSA) and serves on the board of the Massachusetts Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers. Current research projects include collaboration with Delaware Department of Youth Services, Ohio’s Department of Youth Services, Massachusetts Department of Youth Services and John Joseph Peter’s Institute in Philadelphia.

CEU’s: Midwest Regional CAC is proud to offer Continuing Education Credits all EduNet Webinars.

Children’s Hospitals and Clinics designates this continuing medical education activity for a maximum of two hours of category 1 credit towards the AMA Physician’s Recognition Award. Each physician should claim only those hours of credit that he/she actually spent in the educational activity. This activity is designed to meet the Minnesota Board of Nursing continuing education requirements for 2.0 hours; however nurses are responsible for determining whether this activity meets the requirement for acceptable education. This activity has also been designed to meet the Minnesota Board of Social Work for 2.0 hours CEU, and 2 Post Credits by the Minnesota Peace Officers.