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Evidence-Based and Empirically Informed Practices Addressing Problem Sexual Behavior in Youth

Joann Schladale, MS, LMFT, will offer a 5 1/2 day training in Richmond, VA.

The training will include:

  • Sexual harm evaluation and assessment
  • Clearly defined and structured trauma-informed treatment approach
  • Etiology and developmental issues of problem and criminal sexual behavior
  • Juvenile justice and legal issues relating to criminal sexual behavior
  • Treatment efficacy, recidivism data, and program evaluation
  • Dates: Dec 13 2 p.m. – 5 p.m.; Dec 14-18 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Tuition: $1,100 ($250 deposit due with registration)
Meets the qualifications for the 50 classroom education hours for the Board of Psychology in VA for CSOTP.

Deadline: Tuition due in full by November 11

NOTE: Registration is limited to 20 participants. Please forward this email to anyone you think may want to attend.

Location: UMFS
Charterhouse School Auditorium
3900 W. Broad Street
Richmond, VA



Joann Schladale, MS, LMFT

Joann is a licensed marriage and family therapist specializing in positive youth development, sexual health, trauma, violence prevention, problem sexual behavior, and teen pregnancy prevention since 1981. She created the first Counselor Certification Programs at the University of Louisville for addressing violence and sexual harm by youth and continues to teach a variety of trauma-informed courses to prevent violence, sexual abuse, and teen pregnancy.

As founder and Executive Director of Resources For Resolving Violence, Inc., Joann provides extensive consultation, program development and evaluation, clinical supervision, staff development and training focusing on empirically based services. She works closely with public and private organizations on prevention, mental health and protective services, and juvenile justice.

Joann has received awards and made hundreds of presentations throughout North America, Europe and Africa focusing on trauma, youth violence prevention, positive youth development, sexual harm, teen pregnancy prevention and Motivational Interviewing. She has written numerous book chapters in scholarly texts and most recently authored A Trauma-Informed Approach for Adolescent Sexual Health (2013). She co-authored Stop It! A Practical Guide For Youth Violence Prevention, (2012). She has written two workbooks for youth: The T.O.P. Workbook for Taming Violence and Sexual Aggression (2002) and The T.O.P.* Workbook For Sexual Health (2010), and collaborated in the creation of Community-Based Standards For Addressing Sexual Harm By Youth (2007).

Her work is currently being evaluated in random controlled studies for effectiveness through a five-year multi-site federal grant addressing a trauma-informed approach for adolescent sexual health.