SOMB Training

**NEW** Weekly Technical Assistance

The Adult Standards Coordinator will be holding weekly technical assistance for providers and all other stakeholders needing assistance with the implementation of the Adult Standards and Guidelines.

When?

Monday from 1pm – 2pm

How to Join

The meeting will be held virtually via Webex.

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SOMB Monthly Online Lunch & Learns

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SOMB Lunch and Learn Webinar: Adult and Juvenile Standards Booster 

General Information

Lunch and Learns are web-based one-hour monthly trainings over the lunch hour hosted by the Sex Offender Management Board (SOMB) and the Division of Criminal Justice. They are intended to assist approved treatment providers, evaluators and polygraph examiners who are under the SOMB purview with the implementation of the Standards and provide technical assistance on specific case challenges. Our staff tries to partner with other subject matter experts in the field for these discussions and appreciates the collaboration that takes place.

This is an opportunity for our approved providers to:

  • Be updated as to recent events at the Board meeting.
  • Obtain the most current information regarding changes to the Standards and Guidelines.
  • Discuss implementation of those Standards and Guidelines in your community and within your teams.
  • To identify challenges to your work and learn from peers how they are managing similar challenges.
  • Obtain technical assistance from staff.

Approved providers that attend a lunch and learn are able to receive a training credit by participating in a content-based post-training survey. A recording of the lunch and learn can be accessed by other providers to be viewed on their own time, however, they will not be able to receive a training credit. Some of the topics covered have been: Roles of a Victim rep on the CST/MDTs, Continuity of Care, Child Contact, Revisions to Juvenile Standards Updates, Polygraph, New Probation Terms and Conditions, SOMB purview and variance process.

If you are an approved treatment provider and would like to listen to the lunch and learn recording or your stakeholder group is interested in a webinar covering any of these topics, please contact us.

Specialized Training

Specialized Trainer Application - Apply Now

The SOMB and DVOMB are assembling a catalog of possible training resources on specific and specialized areas that can be offered annually. We plan to sponsor and list trainings on the website that allows individuals to register for a particular training. Once enough individuals have registered for that training, our office will contract with the trainer, schedule the training, and notify those registered. Examples of some specific and specialized trainings include but are not limited to, female offenders, LGBT+ offenders, psychopathy, etc.

If you are an experienced trainer and would like to be considered for the 2021 year, please fill out this training application and email it back to us. Even if you are not an experienced presenter, we are here to help you! Please fill out the form and submit it to us. We want to help professionals in our field grow and share their knowledge and expertise. 

This form is intended for individuals who possess expertise in specialized areas that are relevant to the domestic violence and sex offense management fields. Submission of this form does not guarantee any contractual agreement with the Office of Domestic Violence and Sex Offender Management (ODVSOM). Rather, if selected, the ODVSOM may consider and choose to advertise training events based on interest, registration, cost, and availability. 

Team Resilience in the Workplace 

Treatment teams working with persons who have committed violent and/or sexual offenses require resilience to remain effective treatment providers – even under the stress of the current pandemic effects on the workplace. Many facilities are experiencing high turnover rates in organizational teams, and those who remain on the team may feel fatigued, burnt-out, and disconnected. These are effects of secondary traumatic stress, which is common among those working in health, mental health, and corrections fields. Investing in team resilience will help these essential work teams in achieving productivity, alignment, and higher morale through trying times. Learn more...

Date/Cost:  This is an online training based on interest. Given the uncertain circumstances around the COVID19 pandemic, there is a slight chance this training might occur in person. Once we have a group of 50 interested individuals registered, our office will finalize details on the date and cost of the training. 

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Rebooting Our Approach: A Framework for Addressing Teenagers' Use of Sexual Digital Media

As a result of greater access to the Internet and its ever-expanding resources, individuals, especially adolescents, are at risk of being exposed to inaccurate, and in some cases, dangerous sexual content. The proposed presentation will provide those interacting with adolescents with a helpful framework for addressing the intersection of technology and sexuality with youth. For instance, attendees will learn about the potential risk and benefits that the Internet offers regarding sexual education, why adolescents’ development and neurobiology places them at greater risk of unsafe online behavior, key resources that can help frame the issue for adults, and emerging interventions designed to address such issues with teenagers and help facilitate their growth as responsible digital citizens.  Learn more...

Date/Cost:  This is an online training based on interest. Given the uncertain circumstances around the COVID19 pandemic, there is a slight chance this training might occur in person. Once we have a group of 50 interested individuals registered, our office will finalize details on the date and cost of the training. 

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Evaluating Individuals Charged with Child Pornography Possession

Presentation attendees will be supplied with information covering a brief historical overview of child pornography possession, rates of offending, technology that underlies the sharing of such material, and emerging practices in the assessment of CPP. Presenters will review the developing theories concerning CPP, including whether child pornography possession is a variation of traditional sexual offending or represents a different manifestation of risky sexual behavior.  Learn more...

Date/Cost:  This is an online training based on interest. Given the uncertain circumstances around the COVID19 pandemic, there is a slight chance this training might occur in person. Once we have a group of 50 interested individuals registered, our office will finalize details on the date and cost of the training. 

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Policy and Certificates

Training Policy

Certificate of Completion

Contact Us to receive your certificate of completion.

SVP and Community Notification Training

SVP Community Notification for law enforcement (pre-recorded webinar)

Instructional Video on how to use the Sexually Violent Predator Assessment Screening Instrument (SVPASI)

Training Sponsored by Others

Safer Society Trainings