SAPROF Youth: Structured Assessment of Protective Factors for Violence Risk (Including Manual)

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Date: 24th November 2017

Course Summary:

Whilst there has been much focus on risk assessment over the last few decades, the notion of protective factors has not developed clearly until more recent years. Protective factors are a persons strengths, and which can act as buffers against risk factors, and predict desistance. The focus on empirically driven protective factors when assessing risk can assist in the view that treatment can have benefit, that a client is able to identify their strengths, instil hope, encouraging the notion of positive growth, develop insight and allow recovery. 

This workshop will deliver training on the use of the SAPROF: Youth Version (de Vries Robbe, Geers, Stapel, Hilterman and de Vogel, 2015) (www.saprof.com). This is a violence risk assessment tool specifically developed for the assessment of protective factors for youth offenders (aged 12 to 18 years), examining factors which can protect against a risk of aggression. This workshop focuses on the youth version only, but it also has an adult version (which requires further training).

The SAPROF is designed as an add on to structured risk assessment tools (e.g. SAVRY), and by its use it re-focuses on the importance of an individuals strengths. It is theoretically and empirically driven, and ensures a balance between over-focusing and over-predicting risk, looking to introduce positive components in the individual and the installation of hope. 

This workshop will cover:

A brief introduction to risk assessment;
Introduce the concept of protective factors;
Note how the SAPROF adds on to structured risk assessments;
Introduction of the components of the SAPROF;
Working through case studies.

Trainers: Dr Carol A Ireland will lead this training event. Dr Ireland is a Registered Psychologist, Forensic Psychologist and Chartered Scientist. She has over 19 years clinical practice, with a core focus being violent and sexual offending. Dr Ireland is a consultant in a therapeutic service working with Children and Adults. She is also an accredited SAPROF Trainer.

Course materials: All attendees will be provided with a CPD certificate indicating attendance. Sufficient materials will be provided to allow participants to score clinical cases using the SAPROF Youth Version. Part of the course fee includes the SAPROF Youth Version manual. All necessary materials will be provided.

Venue: CCATS, Westbourne House, 3 Lockwood Avenue, Poulton-le-Fylde, Lancashire, FY6 7AB. This is a non-residential course. The training cost does not include accommodation. However, the training cost does include the provision of the SAPROF Youth Manual. This workshop will start at 9.30am and finish by 4pm.

Who can attend: The workshop is open to any professionals, or in-training professionals, who work with this group or are likely to do so. There are therefore no restrictions on the professions that can attend. The most common attendees are psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers, care workers, community and psychiatric nurses, police officers, therapists, prison officers and probation officers.

Cost: £230.00 + VAT(46.00) = £276.00

Please complete the booking online. Payment secures a place. A refund for any places secured can only be given before 1st November 2017. Any refund will be less administration costs incurred by TIOFP.

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Specialist Areas

We cover the following areas in detail

  • Forensic Risk Assessment
  • WAIS
  • J-SOAP
  • HCR-20
  • Aggression Intervention
  • Working with Personality Disorder
  • Assessment and Understanding of Psychopathy
  • Personality Disorder
  • SVR-20
  • Crisis Intervention
  • Working with Sexual Offenders
  • Forensic Therapies


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