Assessing for Antisocial/Violent Potential and Clinical Risk Management in Elementary School-Aged Children: A Prevention and Intervention Assessment Framework

 

Event Details

Date: February 4, 2019 

Facilitator: Leena K. Augimeri, Ph.D., Director of SNAP Scientific and Program Development at the Child Development Institute and Adjunct Professor at the University of Toronto.

This training is suitable for: Educators:  Teachers, ECE, School Administration, Support Staff. Mental Health Professionals:  Psychotherapists, Counsellors, Psychologists, Social Workers. Medical Professionals: Nurses, Psychiatrists, Pediatricians, Family Doctors. Direct Service Workers: Drop in workers, shelter and hostel workers, child and youth workers, youth justice workers. First Responders: Firefighters, Police, Paramedics.

Location: The Peter Gilgan Centre for Research and Learning at 686 Bay Street, 3rd floor, Room 03.9320, Toronto, ON M5G 0A4 

This training is offered as a Webinar, or as an in-class workshop

How Many Times Have We Heard [After a Tragedy] “We Knew Since Elementary School That He/She Had a Problem”

Description: 
We all understand the importance of the prevention and intervention of antisocial behaviour and other forms of verbal and physical violence. In this workshop presented by Dr. Leena K. Augimeri, participants will learn about evidence-based early intervention and early risk identification for children in the middle years. In addition, participants will acquire the skills to effectively rate level of risk/need based on the Early Assessment Risk Lists (EARLs) and the success of the comprehensive SNAP model in helping children with externalizing and/or co-morbidity issues and their families. 

Spend a Day with Dr. Augimeri to Learn:

  • What is EARL (Early Assessment Risk Lists)?
  • How can EARL be used to assess violence potential in children?
  • What are the risk factors that indicate future violence?
  • What do we need to know about children who engage in at-risk antisocial/disruptive behaviour?
  • Referral mechanisms and communication protocols to connect children with appropriate community services in a timely manner.
  • How to successfully utilize this Assessment and Clinical Risk Management framework with children.
     

Full Workshop Overview: The importance of preventing and intervening in antisocial behavior and other forms of verbal and physical violence has been well established. We know from the scientific literature that certain childhood indicators of risk are strongly linked to subsequent antisocial behavior/violence that result in negative life course trajectories. How many times have we heard (after a tragedy) "we knew since elementary school he/she was a problem." There is a need for reliable and valid screening/assessment devices that help assess level of risk/need amongst school-aged children and provide a mechanism for referrals, as well as, facilitate the establishment of effective clinical risk management. Addressing this gap in professional practice, researchers and practitioners at the Child Development Institute (CDI), were the first to develop a comprehensive psychosocial clinical risk assessment framework, specifically focused on young children engaged in antisocial and/or violent behavior, Early Assessment Risk Lists (EARL- Pre-Checklist/Screener; EARL-20B for boys and EARL-21G for girls).

This workshop will provide an overview of SNAP's (STOP NOW AND PLAN) comprehensive prevention/ intervention model which includes referral mechanisms, community protocols to connect children with appropriate services in a timely manner, structured gender-specific risk assessment tools (EARLs) and evidence-based program models. Children (middle years aged 6-11) are assessed at intake using the EARLs, which provide a comprehensive framework for evaluating risk factors known to influence a child's propensity to engage in future antisocial behavior. The development of the EARL schemes was based on the following guiding principles: Children who experience serious behavioral concerns need help and can effectively be identified; severity of anti-social behavior must be measured to ensure responsive treatment plans/ interventions which can change a negative prognosis to a positive one; and most importantly, early interventions is essential for keeping these children in school and out of trouble.

Currently, we are revising the EARLs to bring them to the next generation that will include a focus on strengths within a race and gender lens. During this workshop, an overview of the change process and the resulting new EARL assessments that includes an Eco-systemic Intervention Plan will be provided. This workshop is interactive and will involve assessing specific case examples.

Overall Learning Objectives:

  • Understand the importance of evidence-based early intervention and the importance of early identification for children in the middle years
  • Understand how to assess risk for antisocial behavior and potential for future violence using a structure professional judgement (SP) approach
  • Understand how the comprehensive SNAP model is helping children with externalizing and/or co-morbidity issues and their families
  • Acquire the skills to effectively rate level of risk/need based on the Early Assessment Risk Lists (EARL)

Don't miss out on this in-depth fundamental training on Assessment and Clinical Risk Management in children now available as a Webinar, or in-class workshop.

 

  • When

  • Monday, February 4, 2019
    9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    Eastern Time

  • Where

  • Peter Gilgan Centre for Research and Learning
    686 Bay Street, 3rd Floor, Room 03.9320
    Toronto, Ontario M5G 0A4
    Canada
    416-813-7654

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