Programming and resources for highly at-risk children and youth and the professionals who work with them

Current Practice for Treating Adolescents Who Have Sexually Abused

by David Prescott, L.I.C.S.W.
Duration: 3-4 hours; CE Credits: 4

Launch Course


Nationally recognized for his training programs, books, and articles on treating youth who have sexually abused, David Prescott's course is for anyone who wants to understand these adolescents' complex and diverse treatment needs. The course reviews what we know and don't know about this population, places it in the context of their development, and describes the key elements of effective treatment. If you ever plan to refer an adolescent to specialized treatment or want to get current on the most recent research regarding their treatment, this course is an essential building block to your work.


Continuing Education Credits

To purchase CE credits, click here and scroll to find the course.

Continuing Education Credits are available for Social Workers and Psychologists. After completing each course, a brief post-test will be provided at the Orlando Behavioral Health website, which you must pass with more than 80% correct answers to be eligible for CE credits. Please contact Mike Weinberg at  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  for more information about earning CE credits.


Workshop Objectives

In this course, you will learn how to effectively treat sexually abusive youth. Specifically, you will learn to:

  • Differentiate sexually abusive youth from adult sexual offenders
  • Describe the principals and phases needed to effectively treat adolescents who have sexually abused
  • Describe the five domains that allow a clinician to look at the risk to re-offend and the factors that determine that risk


About the Author(s)
prescott-david.1David Prescott, L.I.C.S.W., is a nationally recognized expert in the field of sexual abuse assessment, treatment, management, and prevention. He has published numerous articles and authored, edited, and co-edited books on risk assessment, interviewing, and providing residential treatment to youth. Mr. Prescott is the President of the Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers (ATSA) and is Clinical Director at the Minnesota Sex Offender Program in Moose Lake, Minnesota.


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