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Conferences

Conferences

Each spring the Dallas County Juvenile Department holds a conference for treatment providers.

 

 

21st Annual Conference on the Treatment of Juveniles with Sexual Behavior Problems

Webinar Hosted by the Dallas County Juvenile Department

12 Hours of Continuing Education
including 3 Multicultural Hours and 3 Victim Hours

Session 1—June 16th, 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Presented by Dr. Tyffani Montford Dent
Treatment with Females Who Have Caused Sexual Harm and Cultural Considerations

Session 2—June 23rd, 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Presented by Dr. Tyffani Montford Dent
Working with Families After Sexual Harm from a Victim-Centered Approach

Session 3—July 14th, 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Presented by Dr. James Worling
That Was Then…This Is Now

Session 4—July 21st, 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Presented by Dr. James Worling
How a Focus On Strengths and Protective Factors Influences Our Work:
The Setting, the Helper, the Approach, and the Treatment Goals

 

 

Participant Cost:  $200   |    Student Registration: $100

ZOOM link will be emailed upon receipt of registration and payment
CEU certificates will be emailed upon completion

 

 

Click here for the Registration Form

 

 

Presented by
Tyffani Monford Dent, Psy.D.
Dr. James Worling, Ph.D.

Dr. Tyffani Monford Dent

Tyffani Monford Dent, Psy.D. is a licensed psychologist and the President Elect of ATSA. She is the author of four books: Girls Got Issues: A Woman’s Guide to Self-discovery & Healing , You Got This! A Girl’s Guide to Growing Up,   Black Girl: Unapologetically, and Reclaiming Me: Beginning My Journey to Overcoming Human Trafficking (free for download to therapists working with teen survivors), as well the co-author of two others: Becoming Who I Want to Be: A Good Lives Workbook for Young Women and its accompanying Counselor’s Edition.   Dr. Dent has served on several national, state and local boards/committees addressing sexual violence prevention/intervention as well as the emotional wellness of girls and women. Dr. Dent is the developer of Sisters of Tamar Support Circle (SoTSC), a faith-based sex abuse survivors' support group. Dr. Dent is the Owner of Monford Dent Consulting & Psychological Services, LLC through which she provides ongoing mental health consultation and assessments. In 2020, she co-founded Centering Sisters, LLC, an organization dedicated to projects that center the needs of Black Women, Girls, and Femmes.

Dr. James Worling

Dr. James Worling, Ph.D. is a clinical and forensic psychologist in full-time private practice who has worked for over 30 years with adolescents who have offended sexually.  He also works with children and youth who have experienced sexual victimization and with children under 12 who have engaged in harming sexual behaviours.  During this time, Dr. Worling has presented many workshops internationally, and he has written a number of professional articles and book chapters regarding the etiology, assessment, and treatment of adolescent sexual offending behaviours.  Dr. Worling is a Fellow of the Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers (ATSA), and serves on the editorial board for Sexual Abuse., the official journal of ATSA. 

 

 

Session 1—June 16th, 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Treatment with Females Who Have Caused Sexual Harm and Cultural Considerations
Presented by Dr. Tyffani Monford Dent

  • Gain understanding of the role of intersectionality in the differing presentations of clients
  • Gain understanding of the role of gender-responsive treatment in providing services to adolescent females who have caused sexual harm
  • Address the role of culture in determining treatment interventions and perceptions for clients of color and their families
  • Explore the role of our own perceptions/systems and the impact of services and consequences for adolescent female clients including clients of color
  • Identify the importance of going beyond evidence-based manuals in working with adolescent females including clients of color

Session 2—June 23rd, 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Working with Families After Sexual Harm from a Victim-Centered Approach
Presented by Dr. Tyffani Monford Dent

  • Gaining understanding of the importance of family work with adolescents who have caused sexual harm
  • Address the impact of abuse on the family unit including primary and secondary victims
  • Stages of reunification incorporating the needs of victim(s) from a victim-centered framework
  • Identify common themes within family sessions/family units
  • Determination of services to address victim safety

Session 3—July 14th, 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
That Was Then…This Is Now
Presented by Dr. James Worling

  • Past myths and faulty assumptions regarding youth who have offended sexually
  • Importance of assessment-informed interventions
  • Limitations of popular risk prediction tools
  • Emerging evidence regarding protective factors

Session 4—July 21st, 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
How a Focus On Strengths and Protective Factors Influences Our Work: The Setting, the Helper, the Approach, and the Treatment Goals
Presented by Dr. James Worling

  • Importance of therapist characteristics
  • Tips for helping clients to talk about difficult issues
  • Common treatment goals and approaches
  • Treatment outcome research
 

 

Click here for the Registration Form

 

 

For additional information, please contact:
Melissa Wilson - 214-698-2298 / Melissa.Wilson@dallascounty.org
Marisol Mahin - 214-698-2299 / Marisol.Mahin@dallascounty.org