Date(s) - 09/09/2022
9:00 am - 12:30 pm
Living with Children Evaluations: Forensic Considerations and Practice
Zachary Yeoman, Psy.D, NJ Lic. 5463
This presentation will provide a comprehensive analysis of the factors to consider when conducting what is commonly referred to as living with children evaluations. We will review the following: the current legal standard for allowing individuals who commit sexual offenses (ICSO) to reside with a minor child, how to apply the legal standard in the evaluation process, the main factors to consider when conducting a living with children evaluation (e.g., risk aggravating factors), performing the evaluation, writing the report, and the limitations to the forensic opinions that can be provided.
Zachary Yeoman is a clinical and forensic psychologist licensed in New Jersey and New York. He conducts forensic and psychological evaluations and provides expert testimony and training on various psycholegal issues, including living with children evaluations, risk assessments, and treatment ICSO. He has co-authored articles and chapters related to the assessment and treatment of ICSO.
Education: BA (Psychology), Skidmore College; MA and Psy.D (Clinical Psychology with a forensic minor), The Illinois School of Professional Psychology
By the end of this presentation, participants will be able to:
1) Describe the legal standard for living with children evaluations and its challenges for forensic evaluators.
2) Apply the legal standard to the living with children evaluation considering those challenges.
3) Describe the main factors to consider when conducting a living with children evaluation.
4) Describe how to conduct the evaluation and write the report.
5) Describe the limitations to the forensic opinions that can be provided.