Working with sex offenders workshop

At some stage in their career, housing staff may come into contact with people who commit sexual offences. Alison is a StopSo therapist in private practice and has also worked in specialised supported housing; supporting and counselling men who pose a sexual risk and their families. She has used this knowledge and experience to put together this tailored session.

Working with sex offenders workshop

The workshop is designed for those who want to gain more understanding of working with this challenging client group.

Central to all work with sex offenders is the consideration of reducing the possibility that the person will re-offend. This workshop provides staff with the skills, knowledge and confidence to safely intervene in order to prevent further abuse.

What the session covers:

  • Understanding the offence
  • Thought processes and reasoning of sexual offenders
  • The role of specialist services
  • The importance of boundaries
  • Red flags/warning signs/common characteristics/traits
  • Engaging with the client in a compassion-focused way.

Who should attend?

This workshop is aimed at staff who want to have develop their understanding of working with this client group, and those new to support work in specialised services.

Alison Markantonis

Income management Alison Markantonis

Alison Markantonis is an experienced welfare benefits, financial capability and employment skills practitioner, who has worked successfully in the affordable housing and benefits sector for the last 27 years. She has worked with many housing and support organisations and brings her extensive experience to specialise in demystifying the benefits system, money management and employability skills training for both frontline staff and tenants. Her approach is participative and interactive, using case studies and her own experience to take the complex, and make it not only simple, but also applicable.