Innovative International Responses to Sexual Offending 4 & 5 December 2017. Two Day Event - Colloquium and Roundtable. Hosted by Griffith Youth Forensic Service and Griffith Criminology Institute.
December 4th is a public colloquium that provides an opportunity for our local researchers, practitioners, clinicians, students, policy makers, and stakeholders to learn from the cutting edge work that our international colleagues are engaging in. The program will include a keynote address by Dr Jill Levenson (School of Social Work, Barry University, Florida) entitled, “Reconstructing sex offending treatment programs through trauma-informed practice.” Dr Levenson is an internationally recognised expert in trauma-informed care with clients who have sexually offended.
December 5th is a working round table (by invitation) to allow the speakers from the previous day, as well as invited local stakeholders and researchers, the chance to brainstorm and develop strategies to best address the emerging issues facing the field of research on sexual offending.
To view the full program and register click here.
July 27th & 28th the ANZATSA (Australian and New Zealand Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abuse) Managers Roundtable was held at Griffith University, South Bank campus. Co-hosted by Griffith Youth Forensic Service, Mater Child and Youth Counselling Service and Complex Case Advice and Practice Support (Department of Communities, Child Safety and Disability Services).
April 2017 Griffith Youth Forensic Service marks 16 years of providing treatment services to young people and their families throughout Queensland. GYFS continues to operate a field-based multisystemic, collaborative practice model, designed to enable equitable access to high-quality services for young people regardless of location. This has been made possible by continuous funding and collaborative partnership between Queensland Government (Department of Justice and Attorney General) and Griffith University.
On the 8th of December 2016 we farewelled Professor Stephen Smallbone when he presented his valedictory seminar. Around 60 colleagues and collaborative partners attended to hear him distill his 27 year career with a presentation titled; "Human nature, human socialisation, and criminal situations: A complete theory of nearly everything".
The GYFS Neighbourhoods Project's Sue Rayment-McHugh, Dimity Adams, Marni Manning and Senior Sergeant Brendon McMahon presented at the Australian Institute of Criminology, Crime Prevention and Communities Conference in Brisbane 3-4 November 2016.
• "The Power of Many: Innovative approaches to the primary and secondary prevention of sexual violence and abuse".
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GYFS Senior Clinician James Ogilvie presented at an event hosted by the The Australasian Juvenile Justice Administrators (AJJA) and the Griffith Criminology Institute. "From Evidence to Practice: The 2nd Australasian Youth Justice Conference" 13-15 September, Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre.• "Reducing youth sexual and violent recidivism: Effectiveness of a field-based ecosystemic intervention model” James Ogilvie
The GYFS Neighbourhoods Project hosted a presentation by Professor Stephen Smallbone followed by a facilitated discussion about safety in school settings. 11 August, Griffith University South Bank campus.
• "Applying Situational Crime Prevention Techniques to School Settings" Professor Stephen Smallbone
November 2015From 4-6 November 2015, GYFS attended and presented at the ANZATSA 7th Biennial International Research, Theory and Practice Conference in Melbourne, Australia. Presentation topics included:
• “Evaluating treatment outcomes and improving practice: learnings from the past 15 years” (James Ogilvie, Sue Rayment-McHugh and Dr Nadine McKillop).
• “Innovative approaches to the primary and secondary prevention of sexual violence and abuse” (Sue Rayment-McHugh).
For more information, please see the ANZATSA website.
July 2015The seminar “Innovations in the Prevention of Sexual Violence and Abuse” took place 2 and 3 July 2015.
Jointly hosted by Griffith Criminology Institute, Griffith Youth Forensic Service and the School of Criminology and Criminal Justice, the seminar focused on innovations in the prevention of sexual violence and abuse. Presentations addressed primary, secondary and tertiary level prevention.
• Donald Findlater (Director of Research and Development, Lucy Faithfull Foundation, London)
• Professor Richard Wortley (Jill Dando Institute for Security and Crime Science, University College London)
• Professor Stephen Smallbone (Director Griffith Youth Forensic Service; Griffith University)
(Dr Nadine McKillop)
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• What better predicts recidivism outcomes in youth sexual offenders? The role of developmental factors, early offending patterns and treatment effects (Franziska Orscheschek)
For more information, visit the APS website.
Sue Rayment-McHugh and Dimity Adams represented GYFS and the GYFS Neighbourhoods Project and presented research papers at the 14th Australasian Conference on Child Abuse and Neglect in New Zealand. For more information, refer to the Current research page, or visit the ACCAN website.
Griffith Youth Forensic Service (GYFS) has been selected as one of two national winners of the 2014 Australian Crime and Violence Prevention Awards. The award recognises the innovative model GYFS has developed in preventing re-offending and improving life outcomes for adjudicated youth sex offenders in Queensland.
For more information about the award, visit the Australian Institute of Criminology website.
A team of GYFS clinicians, researchers and GYFS visiting research fellows presented at the 13th International Association for the Treatment of Sex Offenders conference in Porto, Portugal (3-6 September 2014). Presentation topics included:
• The Vagaries of Evaluation: What the Authors of Treatment Outcome Studies Don’t Tell Us (Stephen Smallbone)
• Evaluating Treatment Outcomes for 224 Youth Sexual Offenders: A Quantitative Analysis of Recidivism (James Ogilvie)
• What Can We Learn from Our Sexual Recidivists? A Qualitative Analysis of 19 Cases, and Development of a Logic Model (Helene Wells)
• Similarities and Differences in Adolescence-Onset and Adult-Onset Child Sexual Abuse (Sarah Brown, Nadine McKillop, Karlyn Pritchard and Stephen Smallbone)
• Linking Sex offenders’ attachment styles and preferences for therapists’ interpersonal qualities with sex offender treatment program attendance, satisfaction and completion (Sarah Brown, Nadine McKillop, Stephen Smallbone and Richard Wortley)
For more information about the conference, visit the IATSO website.