ANZATSA: Australian and New Zealand Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abuse. ANZATSA is dedicated to community protection and safety through the promotion of professional standards, practices, and education in sexual abuse prevention, assessment, intervention and research.
Centre for Excellence: For over 100 years, the Centre has advanced the rights and wellbeing of children, young people and families in Victoria. The Centre advocates for the rights of children and young people to be heard, to be safe, to access education and to remain connected to family, community and culture. It is the peak body for Victorian Community organisations working across the continuum of child and family services, from prevention and early intervention to the provision of out of home care.
The Centre runs a comprehensive training program which Prime Forensic Psychology is proud to take part in. Click on the links and for the training calender, follow the prompts on the CfE website.
Jim Worling: Dr. Worling is a clinical and forensic psychologist who has worked extensively with adolescents who sexually abuse, and their families, since 1988. He has also works with children and adolescents who have been sexually abused and with children under 12 who have engaged in harming sexual behaviours. 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 aggression. Dr. Worling is in full-time private practice in Toronto, Canada.
Kevin Powell: Dr Kevin Powell is a psychologist who has been working with children, adolescents, and their families for the past 3 decades in a variety of settings including outpatient, inpatient, school, and correctional facilities. Currently he is the Clinical Director and Psychologist for a 119-bed youth correctional facility in Colorado. He has authored two recent books entitled, A Strengths-Based Approach for Intervention with At-Risk Youth (2015), and the children's book, Our Very Special Bodies (2014), which increases children's knowledge about their bodies and promotes open communication within families to help reduce the risk of childhood sexual victimization. Kevin’s work is focused on strengths-based approaches with very difficult to engage clients, and as such I recommend you have a look at his work and his books if these are your client group.
Maree Crabbe - Reality and Risk: Maree work on the impact of explicit sexual imagery (pornography) on youth is the most comprehensive body of work currently available. Her films “The porn factor” and “Love and sex in an age of pornography” as well as her comprehensive schools resource “In the picture” are the result of almost a decade of research and work in this area. Maree continues to train throughout Australia, Europe and the US, and has been invited to speak (and has spoken) to parliamentarians in this and other countries across the world, as well as the United Nations.
Maree and Russ are conducting live training in Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane in September 2017. See our live trainings section of the website for details
Neari Press: NEARI, based in Holyoke, MA in the US has one of the most comprehensive book catalogues on the market today, specifically for those of us who are working with sexually abusive youth. The books are well-priced however the postage is a killer! Email if you have any interest in their books, Prime is potentially able to offer a much better postage deal on their catalogue.
Phil Rich: Dr Phil Rich is based in Amherst MA, USA. He is one of the most experienced and well known Social workers in the Juvenile sexual abuse field working today. Phil’s large body of written work has sold in excess of 70,000 copies. His trainings provide a no-nonsense and up-to-date coverage of a multitude of topics. Prime is proud to be presenting Phil’s four-part webinar on the assessment and treatment of youth who engage in sexually abusive behaviour in August 2017. Book now as places are selling fast. See Phil’s website for information on assessment and treatment.
Pracademics: Pracademics aims to bridge the gap between research and practice for those working with children and young people.
Royal Commission - Child Abuse: All of us working in the field of sexual abuse prevention have been impacted heavily by the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Childhood Sexual Abuse. The Commission’s position papers are “must-reads” for professionals and provide insight into the impacts and rates of sexual abuse across the community. Russ Pratt was priviledged to have taken part in one of the round-table hearings at the Commission. The ending of the Commission’s work, and the subsequent report on their findings, due in 2018, will have long-ranging impacts upon all our work.
SECASA: One of the largest (if not the largest) Centre against sexual assault (CASA) in Victoria, as the name implies, SECASA covers the South Eastern region of the State. Headed up by Carolyn Worth for over 25 years, SECASA has undertaken many innovative projects and ongoing partnerships over this time. SECASA operates one of the best websites regarding sexual assault matters in the world. It’s a big statement but see for yourself. One reason why it is so good is because SECASA employs two web designers to ensure the site remains relevant, up-to-date and full of helpful ‘goodies’. Go check it out.