Early adverse experiences increase the risk for a wide range of behavioral and mental health problems, including sexual offending. By encouraging the adoption of evidence-based trauma-informed approaches to treatment, we can respond to the social service and mental health needs of sexual offenders in ways that help reduce the risk of future maladaptive, self-destructive, aggressive, and sexually abusive behavior. In this training, attendees will be introduced to the core principles of strengths-based trauma-informed care as applied to adolescent and adult sexual offenders in both residential and community settings. Attendees will examine the impact of early childhood trauma on cognitive, socioemotional, and behavioral development, including the etiology of sexually abusive behavior. Shifting their treatment perspective through a trauma-informed lens, attendees will learn practical strategies for helping clients improve self-regulation, empathy, accountability, healthy relationship skills, and distorted cognitions. Focused on developing skills for day-to-day practice, this workshop is ideal for psychologists, social workers, mental health counselors, marriage and family counselors, victim advocates, addiction specialists, probation/parole officers, and other correctional and forensic staff.