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IN-AJSOP provides structured training programs based on current research models recognized as “best practice.” The training provides a solid therapeutic foundation through didactic and experiential opportunities. Training is conducted by local and statewide experts in conjunction with credentialed IN-AJSOP faculty.

Level 1:

CSAYC - Clinical Credential

Level 2:

CSAYP - Management/Program Credential

Level 3:

Direct Care Certificate of Training

Level 4:

Foster Parent Certificate of Training - Circle of Safety Training Opportunity!


1 Day- Specialized Risk Assessment Training

TF-CBT Training :

TF-CBT Training (2 Day and Advanced)

The Clinical Credential program is for practitioners who have worked at least one year with juveniles and have a Master’s degree or higher. Applicants are awarded the Credentialed Sexually Abusive Youth Clinician (CSAYC) credential upon successful completion of the curriculum training and the supervised practicum. Applicants receive advanced training (didactic and experiential) specific to youth with sexual behavior problems and their families in a number of areas. The credential program requires the completion of a field instruction experience at the clinician’s work site or an alternative site.

Twenty hours of applicable continuing education is required every 2 years to maintain Level 1 – CSAYC credentials.

While attending the IN-AJSOP training, I gained new insight into the level of need for this population. This training allowed for me to have a different view of the people that I am serving, and be able to move towards educating others.
– Mary, CSAYC

Date: September 24 – 28, 2018 
Total training hours:
5 days (35-40 hours) Monday – Friday
Cost: $1,500.00 – A non-refundable deposit of $500 is required to reserve a spot in this training class.
Registration: CLOSED
Location: CRG Event Center, Plainfield, Indiana

Cost includes training fees, speaker presentations, training and study materials, lite breakfast and lunch, and the instruction for the field instruction. Participants are responsible for travel, lodging and personal expenses.

Level 2 training is designed for and geared toward the unique role of the non-clinician professional who has responsibilities in the oversight and administration of services or who provides direct services at the bachelor level. Applicant must have a Bachelor’s degree and at least 1 year of experience. Applicants are awarded the Credentialed Sexually Abusive Youth Professional (CSAYP) credential upon successful completion of the curriculum training and a project completed onsite at their agency.

Twenty hours of applicable continuing education is required every 2 years to maintain Level 2 – CSAYC credentials.

The Level 2 Training was informative and the instructors kept us engaged. The classes provided a conducive learning environment about a topic that can be difficult for some people to discuss.
– Sara, CSAYP

Date: November 12-14, 2018
Total training hours: 3 days (25-30 hours) Monday – Wednesday
Cost: $600.00 – a non-refundable deposit of $200 is required to reserve a spot in this training.
Registration: Open
Location: CRG Event Center, Plainfield, Indiana

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Cost includes training fees, speaker presentations, training manuals and study guides, daily breakfast, lunch and snacks. Participants are responsible for travel, lodging and personal expenses.

This training program is recommended for direct care professionals providing treatment to youth with sexually reactive or sexually maladaptive behaviors. Participants will gain information that will help to improve a child’s success in treatment and ensure their continued success after intensive services.

Date: Call to schedule

Total training hours: 1 day;  8:30 a.m.- 4:30 p.m.
Cost: $150 per person; money is non refundable
Training Dates: Call to schedule

For questions about this training, please contact Amanda Pryor @

This training program is recommended for foster parents and provides information on safety for the child, family and community. Foster Parents learn how sexually maladaptive behaviors develop and how to be an active part of the child’s treatment team. Practical, effective and respectful plans to ensure safety are provided.

Circles of Safety®—the Stop It Now! training and technical assistance program—educates and supports adults and organizations responsible for providing safe and healthy environments for children. Based on violence prevention and bystander engagement research, as well as public health and adult education models, Circles of Safety delivers a practical and customizable training that is easy to implement to prepare and guide adults to be active agents in children’s safety planning at home, in the community and in youth-serving organizations. Through Circles of Safety training tools and practice, adults learn to address barriers and misconceptions that may interfere with preventive actions. Adults can become more confident, comfortable and knowledgeable about protecting children from sexual harm.  This training is to prepare to prevent sexual abuse.

Stop it Now! Sexual Abuse Prevention Training Opportunities in Indiana:

Workshop 1 – Circles of Safety: Understanding the Role of Healthy Sexual Development and Education in Sexual Abuse Prevention 

This workshop presents key steps in child sexual abuse prevention. Understanding and promoting healthy sexual development for children in foster care settings is critical to helping them achieve increased health, safety and well-being. Through increasing participants’ knowledge, confidence and comfort, participants will be able to better recognize and support children’s sexual safety. Participants will learn how to use safety rules as tools to help keep children and youth safe.

Workshop 2- Circles of Safety: Understanding and Responding to Warning Signs

This workshop identifies behaviors in both children and adults that are warning signs that a child is at risk of being sexually abused or that a child is being sexually abused. Participants will be able to recognize and respond to warning signs specifically in adult’s behaviors that may contribute to increasing the vulnerability of an environment. Communication tools for adults to talk with other adults about children’s sexual safety will be introduced and practiced.

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For questions about this training, please contact Amanda Pryor @

The cost for the MEGA♪ 1 Day- Specialized Risk Assessment Training is $300 per individual attendee. This fee includes the MEGA♪ Manual @ $75 and a working lunch.

L.C. Miccio-Fonseca, PhD

MEGA is a tool for assessing risk and protective for coarse sexual improprieties, &/or sexually abusive behaviors in youth ages 4-19 years generating a report. MEGA♪ is applicable for adjudicated or non-adjudicated, males & females, including youth with low intellectual functioning. Tested on over 2200 youth internationally (largest validation studies in its field) MEGA is state of the art & unique. It provides a comprehensive individualized risk assessment report according to age & gender. MEGA can follow changes in the youth’s risk level over time (is an outcome measure).

Date: September 11, 2018
Cost: $300.00 per attendee. Includes MEGA♪ Manual and lunch. Attendance is limited to 25 people.
Registration: Closed
Location: CRG Event Center, Plainfield, Indiana

For questions about this training, please contact Amanda Pryor @

TF-CBT 2 Day Training: 

Benjamin A. Sigel, Ph.D, is a Licensed Psychologist and National/International TF-CBT trainer. Dr. Sigel will present a 2-day, in-person introductory training in TF-CBT which is an evidenced-based treatment for children with symptoms of traumatic stress. Mental health professionals (MHPs) who previously completed the online TF-CBT overview training ( are eligible to attend. The inperson training format will consist of didactic presentations, pre-recorded audio/visual demonstrations, case examples, small group activities, and role-plays. Participants are expected to continue their TF-CBT training by attending a series of 12, twice monthly,consultation calls where they will present their TF-CBT cases to Dr. Sigel in order to receive additional guidance and support for their implementation of TF-CBT. Each call will be 60 minutes. To successfully complete consultation calls, participants must attend 9 out of 12 calls and present at least 2 TF-CBT cases on the calls. To complete the full TF-CBT training process, participants must complete all phases of training (i.e., web-based training, 2-day in person training, and consultation calls). See for more information about TF-CBT and the training process.

Date: October 29 and 30, 2018 

Cost: $175.00 per attendee
Registration: This class is currently on a wait list- in order to be placed on the wait list, please email
Location: CRG Event Center, Plainfield, Indiana

Advanced Training in the Implementation of TF-CBT for Children with Problematic Sexual Behavior Related to Trauma:   

This one day training will give mental health professionals a chance to learn implementation skills of TF-CBT with youth who have problematic sexual behaviors.  This is an advance course and all of the following requirements must be met:

-Master or doctorate degree in mental health discipline
-Completion of 10 hour online introductory training in TF-CBT
-Completed 2 day TF-CBT training by an approved National Trainer
-Completion of the followup TF-CBT consulting phone calls with a National Trainer
-Completed 3 separate TF-CBT treatment cases with 3 children and at least 2 cases involving caregivers
-Utilized 1 standardized instrument to assess TF-CBT treatment progress with aforementioned cases

Date: October 31, 2018 

Cost: $300.00 per attendee
Open – Each registration contingent upon completing Application to attend
CRG Event Center, Plainfield, Indiana

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