Internet related offences

Principles

The Lucy Faithfull Foundation works extensively with Internet related problems.  We work with the sexual abusers, their families, and with young people about how to keep themselves safe on the Internet.  We advise parents/carers about what they can do to ensure their children’s safety online.  Our approach is based on best practice principles, which are those that evidence indicates, are related to positive outcomes and effective prevention of re-offending.

Course title Brief overview Length Level

Internet sexual abusers: an introduction

 

The course is designed to enhance knowledge about sexual abusers who use the Internet to target and abuse children, including the acquisition and trading of images of children.

 

1 day

 

Awareness

 

Internet sexual abusers:  assessment and intervention

 

The course will provide information and also explore how to assess and work therapeutically with sexual abusers who use the Internet to target and abuse children, including the acquisition and trading of images of children.

 

1 day

 

Intermediate

 

Using Solution Focused Therapy (SFT) with Internet Sexual abusers

 

Many practitioners are uncertain about how to handle the growing problem of internet offending; unsure about risk, especially where the sexual abuser and family appear relatively well-functioning.  This course will explore issues of denial, minimisation, victim empathy and relapse prevention, both from an orthodox risk focused perspective and a SFT viewpoint.  SFT techniques will be applied to traditional orthodoxies:  Cycles, Finkelhor 4-stages, sexual abuser profiles, life lines, relapse prevention, incorporating the ‘Signs of Safety’ approach (Turnell and Edwards) and the ‘Good Lives’ model (Tony Ward et al).
 
Areas covered include the philosophy and methods of SFT, using this approach to conduct assessments,  what research says about crossing over from viewing internet offending to committing contact sex offences
and will cover safety planning with children, young people and the protective carer.

1 day Advanced

Using Solution Focused Therapy (SFT) with partners of Internet Sexual abusers

 

Many local authorities are uncertain about how to handle the growing problem of internet offending; unsure about risk and the capacity of a partner to protect in situations where the family appears relatively well-functioning.  This course will explore issues of denial, minimisation, victim empathy and relapse prevention, both from an orthodox risk focused perspective and a SFT viewpoint.  SFT techniques will be applied to traditional orthodoxies:  Cycles, Finkelhor 4-stages, sexual abuser profiles, life lines, relapse prevention, incorporating the ‘Signs of Safety’ approach (Turnell and Edwards) and the ‘Good Lives’ model (Tony Ward et al).

Areas covered include the philosophy and methods of SFT, using this approach to conduct assessments,  what research says about crossing over from viewing internet offending to committing contact sex offences
and will also cover safety planning with children, young people and the protective carer.
 

1 day Intermediate/Advanced.

Contact us

To discuss your training needs, contact the training co-ordinator on 01527 591922 or email: training@lucyfaithfull.org.uk.