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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

Advanced TF-CBT Training :

1-Day Advanced TF-CBT Training

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: February 3-7, 2020
Location: Plainfield, Indiana
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Date:  June 1-5, 2020
Location: Indianapolis, Indiana
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Cost: $1750

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: February 3-5, 2020
Location: Plainfield, Indiana
Registration closed

Date: June 1-3, 2020
Location: Indianapolis Area
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Cost: $750

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 @ amandap@in-ajsop.org.

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 @ amandap@in-ajsop.org

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: March 13, 2020 – South Bend, Indiana

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Benjamin A. Sigel, Ph.D., is a Licensed Psychologist and Associate Professor in the Department of Psychiatry, College of Medicine, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS).

This training is designed for mental health professionals who previously completed training Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) and will aim to increase participants’ understanding of trauma in adolescents. Assessment and treatment decision making with a particular focus on prioritization of treatment needs among difficult cases involving adolescents.  Finally, participants will be provided with information on implementing TF-CBT for adolescents designed to reduce or eliminate traumatic stress symptoms. Case vignettes will be used to increase participant’s knowledge and understanding of applying this information to their clinical practice.

Attendees need to have successfully completed TF-CBT training (i.e., web-based, in-person, and consultation calls) to participate in this advanced TF-CBT training.

Date: Coming Fall 2020

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