Questions: Adult Sex Offenders

Prison–Based Sex Offender Treatment: “Positive” Treatment Approaches

Always/ Yes Typically Generally Not Never/ No
  1. Are formal expectations in place for prison–based treatment providers to use strategies that facilitate clients’ engagement and success in treatment (e.g., Motivational Interviewing)?
  2. Do prison–based treatment providers recognize the importance of therapist variables by demonstrating the following in treatment:
    • Firmness, fairness, and flexibility?
    • Empathy?
    • Genuineness?
    • Warmth?
    • Encouragement?
    • Respectful confrontation?
    • A therapeutic climate?
  3. Do prison–based sex offender treatment programs explicitly operate within a “good lives” framework?
  4. Are approach goals an emphasis of prison–based sex offender treatment?

Therapeutic Climate in Prison–Based Treatment Programs

Always/ Yes Typically Generally Not Never/ No
  1. Do correctional officers receive practical, skills–based training regarding their role in supporting and reinforcing the treatment process in the “off hours” (e.g., evenings/weekends, outside of the formal treatment context)?
  2. Do correctional officers serve as contributing members of treatment teams?

Community–Based Sex Offender Treatment: “Positive” Treatment Approaches

Always/ Yes Typically Generally Not Never/ No
  1. Are formal expectations in place for community–based treatment providers to use strategies that facilitate clients’ engagement and success in treatment (e.g., Motivational Interviewing)?
  2. Do community–based treatment providers recognize the importance of therapist variables by demonstrating the following in treatment:
    • Firmness, fairness, and flexibility?
    • Empathy?
    • Genuineness?
    • Warmth?
    • Encouragement?
    • Respectful confrontation?
    • A therapeutic climate?
  3. Do community–based sex offender treatment programs explicitly operate within a “good lives” framework?
  4. Are approach goals an explicit emphasis of community–based sex offender treatment?

Questions: Juvenile Sex Offenders

Residential/Juvenile Correctional Programs: “Positive” Treatment Approaches

Always/ Yes Typically Generally Not Never/ No
  1. Are formal expectations in place for treatment providers to use strategies that facilitate engagement and success of juveniles and their families in treatment (e.g., Motivational Interviewing)?
  2. Do treatment providers recognize the importance of therapist variables by demonstrating the following with juveniles and their families in treatment:
    • Firmness, fairness, and flexibility?
    • Empathy?
    • Genuineness?
    • Warmth?
    • Encouragement?
    • Respectful confrontation?
    • A therapeutic climate?
  3. Do juvenile sex offender treatment programs explicitly operate within a “good lives” framework?
  4. Are approach goals an emphasis of juvenile sex offender treatment?

Therapeutic Climate in Residential/Juvenile Correctional Treatment Programs

Always/ Yes Typically Generally Not Never/ No
  1. Do youthcare workers and custody staff receive training about the impact of negative peer influences within facilities and how they can intervene to potentially mitigate these effects?
  2. Do youthcare workers and custody staff receive skills–based training on how to support treatment during “off–hours” (i.e., evenings/weekends, outside of the formal treatment context)?
  3. Do youthcare workers and custody staff serve as contributing members of treatment teams?

Community–Based Juvenile Sex Offender Treatment: “Positive” Treatment Approaches

Always/ Yes Typically Generally Not Never/ No
  1. Are formal expectations in place for community–based treatment providers to use strategies that facilitate engagement and success of juveniles and their families in treatment (e.g., Motivational Interviewing)?
  2. Do community–based treatment providers recognize the importance of therapist variables by demonstrating the following with juveniles and their families in treatment:
    • Firmness, fairness, and flexibility?
    • Empathy?
    • Genuineness?
    • Warmth?
    • Encouragement?
    • Respectful confrontation?
    • A therapeutic climate?
  3. Do community–based juvenile sex offender treatment programs explicitly operate within a “good lives” framework?
  4. Are approach goals an explicit emphasis of community–based sex offender treatment for juveniles?