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We offer services to clients who are involved in the court system and/or who are involved in child protective services. In addition we have services for family members who have experienced the arrest or incarceration of a loved one.

Psychosexual Evaluations
Psychosexual evaluations are available for adolescents and adults. This service includes a structured clinical interview, review of collateral information and testing as needed, including but not limited to AASI-2 (Abel Assessment of Sexual Interest), and/or a clinical polygraph. A written report is submitted to the requesting agency or the court.

Drug and Alcohol Evaluations
Although we do these evaluations, we do not offer drug and alcohol treatment groups. If you require this type of treatment we will be glad to refer you to a competent provider.

Mental Health Evaluations
These are sometimes ordered alone or in conjunction with another assessment. The purpose is to rule out issues that may require psychotherapy or referral to a medical doctor.

Violence Assessments
Women’s Empowerment Groups a 12-week group originally designed to fulfill the courts need for therapy for women with domestic abuse events. An evaluation is required prior to being admitted into group.

Treatment of Sexual Abusers
Group is mandatory as it is part of the best practices as suggested by ATSA. Individual, couple and family sessions are scheduled as needed.

Sex Specific Therapy – Assessment and evaluation of a client to discern sexual issues and proclivities is used with clients who may have an interest in sex with children. We use the best practices as proscribed by the Association for the Treatment of Sex Offenders (ATSA), and we use measurable, well-researched testing to complete psychosexual evaluations. We are also able to complete risk assessments and safety plans which are sometimes used as forensic tools. Testing is an essential part of this treatment in order to establish a baseline with which to measure progress.

See www.childmolestationprevention.org for more information and research.

Psychosexual Evaluations
Psychosexual evaluations are available for adolescents and adults. This service includes a structured clinical interview, review of collateral information and testing as needed, including but not limited to AASI-2 (Abel Assessment of Sexual Interest), and/or a clinical polygraph. A written report is submitted to the requesting agency or the court.

Risk Assessments
These reports compile information about the client and progress made in treatment as well as historical static and dynamic data in order to gain understanding of the client’s likelihood to offend again. They are used in   treatment and in safety planning.

Safety Plans
These documents include all of the above information, which is conveyed to the family, and friends who are willing to provide support for the client. This document provides clarity to all participants in order to increase safety in the family and the community. It is signed by all parties and is presented to the court for approval if needed.

For your information….

Illegal activities vary by state but may include:

  1. Sexual contact with a minor (this can also be by a minor)
  1. Sexual contact with a non-consenting adult, including sexual contact made while the victim is sleeping, unconscious, intoxicated or otherwise unable to say no.
  1. Attempts to engage in sexual contact with a minor; with or without a computer.
  1. Pornography that portrays underage subjects in sexually explicit situations
  1. “Sexting”
  1. Prostitution, both buying and selling sexual contacts
  1. Anonymous sex in public places such as cars, parks, restrooms, etc.
  1. Sexual activity in public places such as cars, parks, beaches, etc.
  1. Exposure of sexual organs to strangers, children or other non-consenting adults.

This is by no means a complete list. This is information that should be shared by parents and families, as are our children are not only victims of sexual abuse,
more and more frequently children are being charged as perpetrators.

It is never to early to teach your children about sexual respect and boundaries…
you may be able to prevent a tragedy for your child.

   

Child Birth Education/ Doula Services

Sexuality

Trauma

Psycho-educational Services

Forensic Services