Risk Assessment for Challenging Behaviors in People with ID

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Individuals with ID and challenging behaviors pose many challenges related to impulsive choices in the areas of sexuality, fire setting, anger and the use of the internet. There is an increased need for effective risk assessment to guide decision making on treatment teams. These assessments need to be thorough and target aspects of intellectual functioning, risk of offending and mental health.

This webinar will highlight helpful assessment tools and common problems faced by teams with this population. The risk for sexual offenses and the need for sexual education will be discussed. Several case studies will be presented to illustrate the need for effective assessment and increased staff education.

Randy Shively has worked for Alvis, an agency specializing in community corrections and developmentally disabled individuals with challenging behaviors. He has worked in the capacity as a psychologist and an administrator. Randy has a private practice where he serves individuals with developmental disabilities, mental health, substance abuse and sex offending issues. Randy currently is licensed in Ohio as an Independent Chemical Dependency Counselor and a Psychologist. Randy received a masters and Ph.D. in psychology from The Ohio State University. Randy is currently the Director of Research and Clinical Development. Randy is actively involved in publishing articles for the Journal of Community Corrections, Corrections Today and other ACA publications and corrections journals. He also presents workshops at the local, national and international levels. Randy was awarded the 2016 Peter Lejins Research Award by the American Correctional Association.