Concurrent Sessions D | Wednesday, May 23


D1:  Exploring Key Issues Pertaining to Campus Sexual Assault

Dr. Kurt Bumby, Center for Effective Public Policy (CEPP)

This workshop is designed to provide an overview of the incidence and prevalence of campus sexual assault, what is known – and remains unknown – about the diversity among students who perpetrate, and the range of strategies used to respond to and prevent sexual assaults at colleges and universities, including innovative situational prevention approaches. In addition, participants will have the opportunity to explore potential “lessons learned” from criminal justice system strategies involving persons who commit sex offenses that may inform strategies that address campus sexual assault, as well as the importance of ensuring developmentally responsive approaches to emerging adults who engage in sexually abusive behaviors.

D2:  Switching the Topic from Sex Offenders to Sexual Abuse

Dr. Bill O'Leary, People Talk, Inc.

Despite all of our knowledge and research to date, most experts in the field agree that there will be 500,000 babies born in the US this year that will be sexually abused before they turn 18. This workshop looks at legal efforts and programs that work to reduce these amounts as well as ones that don’t. There will also be an emphasis on exploring current initiatives such as Enough Abuse that are gaining momentum throughout the country. Since 94% of sexual rimes against children are perpetrated by individuals unknown to law enforcement as sexual offenders, we would be remiss to not focus prevention and earlier identification. It is hoped that by switching the legislative focus from sex offenders to preventing child sexual abuse, we can finally move towards reducing the prevalence of child sexual abuse.

D3:  Lovemaps: The Paraphilias in Film

Renee Marie Sorrentino, MD, Harvard Medical School
Sara Moore

In this workshop we will explore the spectrum of paraphilic behavior to paraphilic­ disordered behavior as portrayed in American film. The use of cinematography to understand sexual behavior is advantageous by allowing the viewer both an entre into the behavior as well as providing a reflection of societal views of such behaviors. A discussion of the paraphilic behavior will include a review of the film in which the behavior is displayed followed by a clinical review of the disordered behavior. The treatment guidelines for disordered behaviors will be reviewed, including both psychotherapeutic and pharmacologic interventions.

D4:  Engaging Families in Adolescent Treatment: Understanding Benefits and Barriers

Angelique Caley, Child and Family Services of Erie County
Iana Lal
, Child and Family Services of Erie County

This workshop will provide an overview of the benefits and challenges of engaging families in the treatment of juveniles who have engaged in sexually harmful behaviors. Evidence-based interventions and best-practice information will be reviewed. Interactive discussion will further increase participants understanding of common practicies and techniques utilized to engage family members in outpatient treatment and overcome barriers related to family involvement in treatment.