Diversity Issues in Violence Risk Assessment: Gender and Sexuality

1 Hour | 1 CE (CEU)

10a-11a (Pacific) | 11a-12p (Mountain)
12p-1p (Central) | 1p-2p (Eastern)


In recent years, there has been a call for gender-responsive policies, procedures, and services for assessing and managing risk for violence among women. In general, women are less likely to commit violence than men, and may commit violence for different reasons than men. These observations, coupled with the so-called distinction between gender-neutral and gender-responsive risk factors, inspired the development of gender-responsive assessment tools. Questions also have arisen regarding the generalizability of risk assessment procedures for use with non-heterosexual individuals.

This webinar will provide an overview of the research underlying gender-responsive risk factors, such as trauma history, and discuss ways in which the nature, manifestation, and relevance of key risk and protective factors may differ between genders. Examples regarding how to incorporate assessment and management issues relevant to violence risk as a function of gender and sexuality will be discussed, with a focus on risk formulation and scenario planning.

If you are unable to attend the live webinar, please register and we will send you a link to the recorded version the day after the live event.