1 Hour | 1 CE

This webinar on Diversity Issues in Violence Risk Assessments: Gender and Sexuality is presented by Caroline Logan, DPhil.

In recent years, there has been a call for gender-responsive policies, procedures, and services for assessing and managing risk for violence among women. In general, women are less likely to commit violence than men and may commit violence for different reasons than men. These observations, coupled with the so-called distinction between gender-neutral and gender-responsive risk factors, inspired the development of gender-responsive assessment tools. Questions also have arisen regarding the generalizability of risk assessment procedures for use with non-heterosexual individuals. This webinar provides an overview of the research underlying gender-responsive risk factors, such as trauma history, and discuss ways in which the nature, manifestation, and relevance of key risk and protective factors may differ between genders. Illustrations regarding how to incorporate assessment and management issues relevant to violence risk as a function of gender and sexuality are discussed, with a focus on risk formulation and scenario planning.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this webinar you will be able to:

  • Describe the prevalence rates of various forms of violence perpetrated by individuals with differing sexualities, gender expressions and gender identities

  • Describe gender neutral and gender specific risk factors

  • Describe variables proposed as being gender specific risk factors

  • Describe formulation and scenario planning activities to individualize a violence risk assessment for female evaluees

Presented By

Caroline Logan, DPhil

Caroline Logan is Lead Consultant Forensic Clinical Psychologist in a large NHS forensic mental health service and also an Honorary Research Fellow at University of Manchester in England. Presently, she leads a personality and autism spectrum disorders assessment and liaison team covering the Greater Manchester area, and has developed and runs a number of services for people with personality disorder in prison and probation services, including a prison-based treatment service for women at high risk of serious re-offending due to personality problems.
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