One of the principle aims of ANZATSA is to initiate or support professional development throughout Australia and New Zealand. This is achieved by a range of events, such as through the ANZATSA Biennial conference, through formal training workshops, and through cell group presentations. The Training Sub-Committee is always keen to hear ideas and to consider proposals for training events.
“Keeping The Brain In Mind: Utilising Neurodevelopment And Sensorimotor Interventions To Address The Impacts Of Trauma On Learning And Behaviour With Our Complex Young Clients”: This training looks at the connections between dysfunctional early life experiences and problematic behavior by examining what we know about the neurological impact of early trauma and insecure attachment relationships on children and adolescents. We will present a treatment approach which seeks to integrate the brain and body based research on trauma and attachment and our understanding of “healthy” childhood development with an emphasis placed on interventions that help the child achieve developmental progress rather than those that “solely” look to find a means for stopping negative behavior.
Lunchtime Webinar Series: March 6th 2018 (12-2pm) and 13th 2018 (12-3pm). Dr. James Worling: The inclusion of protective factors in assessments for youth who engage in sexually abusive behaviours: Development and use of the PROFESOR (Protective -Risk Observations For Eliminating Sexual Offense Recidivism). Two webinar sessions totalling five hours. The first two-hour session provides a brief overview of the myths and assumptions that have shaped assessment and treatment, limitations of current risk prediction tools and looks at emerging research regarding factors that are protective against sexual abuse recidivism. This workshop concludes with an outline of the goals for the PROFESOR. The second three hour session provides participants with detailed instructions on the use of the PROFESOR and opportunities to practice applying coding rules using case examples. Jim takes you through the PROFESOR in depth, including practicing deriving summary category ratings and next steps.
Real time live group supervision via webinar with Dr Russ Pratt. Two groups - 'beginning to intermediate' and 'high intermediate to advanced'. Five 90-minute sessions over ten weeks. Practical case-based and issues-based supervision suitable for all levels of experience. Russ is a registered Forensic Psychologist supervisor, however these supervision groups would also be suitable for social-work trained practitioners. Ideal for practitioners who want to have the experience of group supervision but don't know where to access a group. These sessions will enhance your practice skills, providing you with skills and tools to 'go deeper' into the work. Can be used as part of registration requirements for College membership, call Russ for details about this. Another great way to fulfill the requirements for your professional development hours.
The Australia New Zealand Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abuse is dedicated to community protection and safety, through the promotion of professional standards, practices and education in sexual abuse prevention, assessment, intervention and research. Key activities in achieving these aims are the biennial ANZATSA conferences which provide members and colleagues opportunities to share in current evidence based research and practice.
|1st Biennial Conference||Hobart, Australia 2000|
|2nd Biennial Conference||Working With People Who Sexually Abuse: What Measures Success?: Clinical Practice, Theoretical Developments and Evaluations||Sydney, Australia 4-6 April, 2002|
|3rd Biennial Conference||Sexual Abuse and Sexual Offending: The Whole Picture||Auckland, New Zealand 15-17 April, 2004|
|4th Biennial Conference||Preventing Sex Crime: From Evidence to Policy and Practice||Brisbane, Australia 31 October - 3 November, 2006|
|5th Biennial Conference||Responses to Sexual Abuse: Safeguarding Human Rights||Sydney, Australia 5-7 March, 2009|
|VOTA/ANZATSA 2010 Symposium||2010 Symposium The Symposium on brings together a range of professionals to share ideas on the issues of online offending that covers psychological and legal aspects through to how we can protect the vulnerable members of our community.||Melbourne, Australia 24 November, 2010|
|VOTA/ANZATSA 2011 Symposium||Issues from the frontline of sexual assault: Prevention, protection and recovery||Melbourne, Australia 23-25 November, 2011|
|6th Biennial Conference||New beginnings: keeping society safe through collaborative interventions||Hobart, Tasmania October 16-18, 2013||Keynote and workshop abstracts|
|ANZATSA 2014 Symposium||The continuum of institutional sexual abuse: From perpetrators to prevention||Sydney, Australia November 6-7, 2014||Symposium program|
|7th Biennial Conference||International Research, Theory & Practice||Melbourne, Australia November 5-6, 2015||Conference program|
|ANZATSA 2016 Symposium||Collaborations in Practice: Sexual Safety in Out-of-Home Care||Sydney, Australia 16-18 November, 2016||Symposium program|
|8th Biennial international research theory and practice conference||Forging a new era in responding to and preventing sexual abuse||Aukland 29th November - 1st December 2017||Conference handbook|
In November 2003 the Australian Institute of Criminology convened a meeting, an 'Adolescent Roundtable', in Melbourne. It was for program providers for adolescents who have sexually abused others. From the outset there was considerable interest and subsequently what has become known as the Adolescent Roundtable has continued annually.
The Adolescent Roundtable was endorsed by ANZATSA in October 2004 as a sub-group of this organisation. ANZATSA is committed to supporting the Adolescent Roundtable to maintain connections between program service providers and promote the multiple aims this group have agreed upon. Matters such as sharing experiences, research and facing challenges of working with adolescents who have sexually abused.
The annual meetings are for managers of programs for this client group across Australia and New Zealand. The meetings have been hosted by organisations located on the east coast of Australia to minimise cost and travel time for participants. An exception was 2008 which was convened by a NSW service in Tasmania and venue provided by Centacare, Hobart. This was a response to a specific request.
ANZATSA has committed to provide space on this website for Adolescent Roundtable members to post and access material relevant for this group. This will be developed in the near future.
|2003, November||Melbourne||Inaugural meeting convened by Australian Institute of Criminology|
|2004, March||Auckland||Interest Group convened at ANZATSA Conference|
|2004, September||Brisbane||Convened by Griffith Youth Forensic Service, attended by small group planning subsequent|
|2005, February||Brisbane||Convened by Griffith Youth Forensic Service|
|2006, March||Sydney||Convened by New Street Adolescent Service|
|2007, March||Melbourne||Convened by Children's Protection Society & MAPPS, Adolescent Forensic Health Service, Vic.|
|2008, November||Hobart||Convened by New Street Adolescent Service|
|2010, April||Brisbane||Convened by Brisbane services; Griffith Youth Forensic Service & Mater Youth and Family Counselling Service|
|2011, March||Victoria||Convened by CEASE.|
Convened by New Street Services, The Sydney Children’s Hospital Network with support from Juvenile justice NSW
|Brisbane||Convened by Brisbane services; Griffith Youth Forensic Service & Mater Youth and Family Counselling Service|
|Newcastle||Convened by Rural New Street Hunter New England|
Convened by CEASE