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Booster Training on Youth Level of Service/Case Management Inventory (YLS/CMI) 2.0

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CE Credits: 0 Credits
Length: 3.5 Hours
Level: Intermediate
CE Eligibility: None
Training Style: Video
Category: Risk Assessment and Management
Intended Audience: Mental Health, Correctional, and Legal Professionals

Training Description
This 3.5-hour booster training is designed to serve as a refresher on the Youth Level of Service/Case Management Inventory 2.0 (YLS/CMI 2.0). The YLS/CMI 2.0 is a standardized risk/need assessment designed to aid workers to assess youth on empirically supported risk/need factors and to guide case management planning. The YLS/CMI 2.0 allows for the assessment of 42 risk factors and a number of other special considerations related to the parent/family and the youth.
The training consists of 6 sections. Users are first provided with a review of the principles of Risk, Need, and Responsivity, and Professional Discretion to increase users understanding of the importance of structured, validated risk/need assessments. Next, the YLS/CMI tool is discussed, including a review of each section. Following the instrument, effective assessment practices are discussed, including key interview tips. Despite best efforts, mistakes often occur. The following section describes common assessment mistakes and tips for avoiding these mistakes. The standardized scoring criteria are also reviewed, with an emphasis on common errors. The training concludes with a video scoring exercise allowing users to test their understanding of the scoring criteria, a discussion of the scoring, and some general points to remember.
This training is designed for individuals who have previously completed a YLS training and are certified to conduct assessments. Professionals who wish to use the YLS/CMI 2.0 in practice but have not been previously trained should take Dr. Ralph Fretz’s comprehensive YLS/CMI 2.0 On Demand training (https://www.gifrinc.com/yls-cmi/).
Participants should already have access to an YLS/CMI 2.0 manual and coding sheet purchasable through Multi-Health Systems Inc. For details, visit: http://www.mhs.com/
Trainer Biography
Dr. Deborah Koetzle is an Associate Professor and the Executive Officer of the Doctoral Program in Criminal Justice at John Jay College of Criminal Justice/CUNY and a Fellow with the University of Cincinnati Corrections Institute. Dr. Koetzle’s expertise centers around the topic of effective interventions for justice-involved individuals, with an emphasis on treatment effectiveness, risk assessment, program implementation and fidelity, and problem-solving courts. She has served as a consultant to local, state, and federal agencies on the topic of assessment, treatment, and program fidelity within both institutional and community-based programs, including the El Salvador penal system, the New York City Department of Probation, the Division of Criminal Justice Services in New York. She has been recognized as an expert on correctional rehabilitation by the United States Administrative Office of the Courts and serves as an expert consultant on the Evidence Assessment of Justice Programs and Practices grant awarded to Development Services Group by the Office of the Assistant Attorney General.
Dr. Koetzle’s research has appeared in Justice Quarterly, and the Journal of Research in Crime and Delinquency and she is a co-author of What Works (and Doesn’t) in Reducing Recidivism and co-editor of Drug Courts and the Criminal Justice System.
Learning Objectives
At the end of this training you will be able to…
    • Describe the principles of risk, need, and responsivity
    • Identify types of questions that should and should not be used when conducting assessment interviews
    • List common assessment mistakes and describe techniques to prevent them
    • Explain common scoring mistakes
    • Utilize the standardized scoring criteria with confidence

1 Sponsorship: The Global Institute of Forensic Research, Inc is approved by the American Psychological Association, National Board of Certified Counselors, National Association of Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselors, and Canadian Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education trainings. The American Nurses Credentialing Center accepts Continuing Education Credit sponsored by the American Psychological Association. Th­e Global Institute of Forensic Research, Inc (provider #1371) is also approved as a provider for social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) www.aswb.org, through the Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. ASWB Approval Period: June 8, 2019 – June 8, 2022. Social workers should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval. ­The Global Institute of Forensic Research, Inc maintains responsibility for this program and its contents.
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3 Commercial Supports: The Global Institute of Forensic Research, Inc reports no conflicts of interest in the development and sponsorship of this training. The Global Institute of Forensic Research, Inc receives no commercial support for its Continuing Education programs or from its presenters.

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