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.
CSAYC - Clinical Credential
CSAYP - Management/Program Credential
Direct Care Certificate of Training
Foster Parent Certificate of Training - Circle of Safety Training Opportunity!
Youth Needs Progress Scale:
Youth Needs Progress Scale 2-Day Training
Lunch and Learn :
Lunch and Learn
TF-CBT Training - Virtual 3 day :
TF-CBT Training - Virtual 3 day
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.
One of the following must be completed.
Email to [email protected] prior to the first day of training.
a. TF-CBT online 10 hour course – to be paid separate from our training fee. https://tfcbt2.musc.edu/
b. Provide Certificate of EMDR training consisting of at minimum 2 weekends of training AND 10 hours of consulting calls being completed. EMDR training is paid separate from our training fee.
Twenty hours of applicable continuing education is required every 2 years to maintain Level 1 – CSAYC credentials. Credentials expire November of even years.
Cost: $2500 (Scholarships available – email [email protected] for an application)
Date: April 11-14, 2022 (Starts on Monday to honor Good Friday) and May 10-13, 2022. You must be able to attend all 8 days of training.
Location: Day 1 will be in person, location and safety will be determined 30 days. Other days will be zoom
New registration format via Lecture Panda and Neon CRM.
If you need an invoice, you must email [email protected] for a coupon code
Registration is closed
Future Training Dates: (locations will be determined closer to training dates)
Price for these trainings will be $2500
August 23-26, 2022 and September 20-23, 2022
October 18-20, 2022 and November 29-December 2, 2022
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.
Cost: $850 (scholarships available for all of 2022, please email [email protected] for an application)
Date: June 15 – 17, 2022
Location: Plan is to be in person in an Indianapolis Location, final decision will be made 30 days prior to training.
Registration closes June 8, 2022
Future Training Dates: (locations will be determined closer to training dates)
Training fee for these dates is $850
September 28-30, 2022
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 – Training is available via zoom or in person
For questions about this training, please contact us at [email protected]
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.
Interested in training, please contact us at [email protected] — trainings are available via zoom or in person
Presenter: Sue Righthand
Dr. Sue Righthand is a psychologist in independent practice. She has extensive experience working with youth and adults who have sexually offended, as well as individuals who have experienced or initiated child maltreatment and other forms of violence. Dr. Righthand has a Master’s degree in Criminal Justice and a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology and is affiliated with the University of Maine where she is an Adjunct Associate Research Professor.
Dr. Righthand’s recent collaborations include the development of the Youth Needs and Progress Scale and two books: Effective Intervention with Adolescents Who Have Offended Sexually: Translating Research Into Practice and the Safer Society Handbook of Assessment and Treatment of Adolescents who have Sexually Offended. Also, she co-authored the Juvenile Sex Offender Assessment Protocol II and related research, and was a member of ATSA’s Adolescent Practice Guidelines Committee. She is a consultant to the National Center for Sexual Behavior in Youth (NCSBY), and provides training, program evaluations, and consultations.
Effective interventions when youth or young adults have problematic or illegal sexual behavior require high quality assessments. Initial and subsequent risk and needs assessment are necessary for identifying appropriate treatment targets, intervention intensity, and service delivery. This training will review the development and implementation of a new evidence-informed treatment needs and progress scale and provide instruction on its use.
1. Briefly, explore the need for and development of an empirically-informed needs and progress scale for youth with problematic, abusive, or illegal sexual behavior.
2. Develop skills to rate YNPS items reliably and use findings effectively, e.g.,
3. Reviewing and understanding items and scoring procedures.
4. Practicing rating items reliably.
5. Using YNPS findings to identify treatment needs, guide interventions, and provide appropriate intervention intensity.
6. Recognize some of the challenges involved in implementing the YNPS and discuss possible ways to resolve obstacles.
Date: 2- Day training – December 6 & 7, 2021
Cost: $25 – low rate due to a grant
Lunch and Learn is a virtual one-hour learning discussion hosted by various professionals and will take place from noon to 1 p.m. EST the first Thursday of every month in 2022.
Attendance is free to all those interested! If you would like to receive a CE for your attendance there a $10 fee. Fee must be paid via credit card.
All who attend will be asked to complete a quick post-survey to provide feedback on the discussion. For those who attend and pay to receive CE, then you will be required to complete an additional survey concerning the material covered.
Continuing Education Credits are available through the Indiana Professional Licensing Association (CE License #- 98000590A)
January 6th, 2022 Lunch and Learn Topic: “Communication on Safety Planning Between Homebased and Residential Providers”
February 3, 2022 Ethics and Sexual Abuse Behaviors
March 3, 2022 Assessment Tools
April 7, 2022
email [email protected] for a link to register
Date: June 8-10, 2022
Must complete the online training at TF-CBT Online Training prior to attending the training.
Kristin Briggs, Ed.D. is a licensed psychologist in the state of NJ. She currently lives and practices in Metuchen, NJ. She completed her undergraduate degree at Villanova University in 1993 and subsequently her Master in education (1994) and doctoral degree in counseling psychology (2000) both at Rutgers University.
Dr. Briggs considers herself an expert in trauma treatment; trained in eye movement desensitization reprocessing (EMDR) and certified in trauma focused – cognitive behavioral therapy (TF-CBT). Dr. Briggs is also one of the nation’s certified trainers in TF-CBT.
Dr. Briggs has worked on a child/adolescent outpatient unit in a hospital in an urban environment (2004-2007) and at CARES Institute, (a regional diagnostic center covering the seven southern counties of NJ). During her time at CARES Institute (2007-2014), Dr. Briggs worked directly with and was trained by Dr. Esther Deblinger (one of the three developers of TF-CBT). Dr. Briggs also established a private practice in 2007 and works exclusively in private practice at this time. Most recently, she founded 3 Calvin Place of Renewal in central NJ, which houses her private practice office, as well as loft space for other practitioners to offer integrative, wholistic healing/self-care options including by not limited to: reiki, yin yoga, yoga nidra, biofield tuning sessions, Tibetan singing bowl meditations, and crystal bowl meditations.