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Community Based Treatment Program for Persons with Intellectual Disabilities who Engage in Sexually Abusive or Concerning Behaviours – 2019-11-05

The Centre for Behaviour Health Sciences (CBHS), Program for the Assessment and Treatment for Healthy Sexuality (P.A.T.H.S.) has been supporting persons with Intellectual Disabilities (ID) who engage in sexually concerning or abusive behaviours throughout York and Simcoe Regions for over 30 years. This presentation will outline their unique comprehensive assessment and treatment process. They will discuss how they apply theoretical knowledge, such as the Risk Need Responsivity principles, to help support this population. This presentation will provide a framework on the structure and process of their community-based treatment program. It will also explore clinical partnerships with community agencies. Collaborative approaches to providing evidence-based support and risk reduction planning will be addressed, as well as their approach to overcoming the challenges that arise in their service.

Presenter: Christa Salmon