Posts made in April, 2016

NEARI News: Impact of Treatment on Whether a Sexual Offender Will Reoffend

»Posted by on Apr 15, 2016 in Alpha Blog | 0 comments

NEARI News: Impact of Treatment on Whether a Sexual Offender Will Reoffend

  The Question Does sex offender treatment reduce recidivism? The Research In 2005, Friedrich Lösel and Martin Schmucker conducted an influential meta-analysis of the evaluation of sexual offender treatment. This 2015 study provides an update with more recent primary research and focuses on those higher-quality studies that have comparison/control Like in groups as well as documented measures of recidivism rates as a program outcome. After reviewing more than 3,000 documents, the authors identified 29 studies which included 4,939 (mostly) adult men in treatment and 5,448 men with no treatment. They found that the recidivism rate for those with treatment (10.1%) was 3.6 percentage points lower than those without treatment (13.7%) which translates to a 26.3%...

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How to Comfort Someone with a Mental Health Disorder

»Posted by on Apr 5, 2016 in Alpha Blog | 0 comments

How to Comfort Someone with a Mental Health Disorder

If you have ever had a close relationship with someone who has mental health issues, you likely have struggled at least once with the situation. It can be hard to navigate another’s emotionally needs, and especially difficult if your loved one is up against a mental health issue. Knowing what to say in times of escalated emotions can help you comfort your loved one and give them the support they deserve. Here is a short list of helpful things to say to your loved one in times of need: Reassure them of your support. Say something like “You’re right I can’t understand exactly what you’re going through, because I’m not you. But I do love you and I support you and I want to help you get through this.” Give them some...

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