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Click here for our Live training or Click here for our Webinar training options. 

Dr Russ Pratt is an engaging and knowledgeable trainer who provides up-to-date and research-based training knowledge and does so in a way that '...brings the audience along'. Russ has trained Australia-wide and is also well regarded in the USA as a trainer, where he continues to provide training in many American states.  Russ has provided training at beginner, intermediate and advanced level in government, non-government and private sector settings. Some of Russ' past and current clients include:

  • Victorian Child Protection,

  • Victorian Sexually Abusive Behaviour Treatment Services (SABTS),

  • The Australian and New Zealand Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abuse (ATSA),

  • ACT (Canberra) Child Protection,

  • ACT (Canberra) Corrections,

  • Queensland residential care providers,

  • The Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers (ATSA: USA) state chapters,

  • Various Victorian child welfare agencies,

  • Victorian Corrections

Below are some of the topics we can provide. Please contact us to discuss these and other topics you have in mind. We have extensive experience in tailoring training and topics to your required skill level, length, and organisational requirements. We can provide different length trainings, including 3-hour, half-day, full-day and longer:

  • Addressing the likelihood of childhood sexual abuse in the Children’s Court,

  • Pornography’s impact on sexually abusive youth,

  • Attachment 101: What attachment means for our work with adolescents and complex family systems,

  • Children with problem sexual behaviours,

  • Complex case work of sexual abuse: Identifying perpetrator behaviour and indicators of sexual abuse,

  • Effective responses to family violence,

  • How disseminating research influences practice: Child protection responses to youth exhibiting sexually abusive behaviours,

  • Indecent Images of children (CSEM) offending, Understanding and intervening,

  • Leadership and supervision,

  • Practicalities of porn: 10 practical tips on speaking to kids about porn use,

  • Risk assessment of adolescents who have engaged in sexually abusive behaviours,

  • Risk assessment in child protection,

  • Sexual behaviour across childhood and adolescence: What’s normative, what’s not,

  • System overload: Surviving difficult clients in complex systems,

  • Gaining a better understanding of the risks posed to youth who are exposed to pornography,

  • To separate or not?  Perspectives on family systems issues & reunification,

  • Trauma, attachment & bonding: Working within family systems from a trauma, attachment and brain developmental perspective,

  • Understanding and addressing the impacts of vicarious trauma,

  • Understanding and working with children and adolescents who engage in sexually abusive behaviours,

  • Understanding the impacts of cumulative harm: How can we make a difference?

  • Using our knowledge of developmental trauma and attachment to form therapeutic partnerships with sexually abusive youth,

  • Working with adolescents who are at risk of sexual exploitation,

  • Working with adolescents who engage in sexually abusive behaviours utilising a trauma/attachment/brain developmental model,

  • Working within family systems from a trauma, attachment & brain developmental perspective.

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