Evidence-based assessment and therapeutic treatment options for children and adolescents
Specialized risk assessment and therapy sessions for sexually reactive children and adolescents up to 18 years old who do not respect physical boundaries or show increased unhealthy sexual curiosity and exploration.
Clinical services offer:
- Guided assessment tools to determine presumed risk level, recommendations for supervision and treatment and safety planning
- Specialized group and/or individual treatments
- Comprehensive Sex Offender Specific Evaluation (SOSE) for adolescents who have committed, been charged, or adjudicated of a sexual offense
Referrals to Clinical Services may be made for an assessment only or for assessment leading to services.
For information regarding fees for this service, please contact us.
To make a referral click here or call (336) 748-9028 for more information.
Frequently Asked Questions
Can a Sex Offender Specific Evaluation (SOSE) be completed prior to court or charges being received?
SOSE evaluations are not conducted without charges or adjudication of certain charges.
What is the difference between a SOSE and an Evaluation for Sexually Reactive Behavior?
A SOSE is an evaluation that is conducted on someone that has been adjudicated of a sexual offense. It focuses on looking at multiple factors that may give an indication of a “RISK” level rating (Low, Moderate, High) for reoffending.
An Evaluation for Sexually Reactive Behavior is very similar to a SOSE, however, this evaluation is used when the client has not been formally charged/adjudicated or the court/legal system has declined to pursue a legal case.
What are some of the areas of focus of these evaluations?
Historical information, sexual preoccupation, deviant sexual interest, grievance/hostility, negative social influences, protective factors, etc.
If therapy is recommended, what will treatment focus on?
Therapy will focus on some of the following topics: responsibility taking, behavioral control, emotional well-being, victim empathy, relapse prevention, sex education, etc.
How long will it take to schedule an appointment after reaching out to the agency?
This initial appointment is usually scheduled within 10 business days of the referral.
Is there a cost for this service?
The Parenting PATH does charge for some of its services. This information is discussed with the family at initial contact and agreed upon when services are accepted.
Are sessions held in-person or virtually?
Sessions are held in-person. Please contact us if you need to make other arrangements.
Is the treatment only for my child?
Services focus on the needs of the child and other family members are included in services to support the child.
How long is the treatment?
The length of treatment is based on the service requested with consultation with each family.
What counties do you provide services to?
We currently provide clinical services to families from Forsyth and Stokes Counties. Clients from other neighboring counties may be accepted on a case-by-case basis. Contact the agency for more information.
Do you provide Sexually Reactive Therapy Services in other languages?
The Parenting PATH has several bilingual staff and therapy can be provided in Spanish by a therapist that understands the language and the culture.