Child Contact Screen
The Colorado Sex Offender Management Board Child Contact Screen (CCS) is intended to estimate the potential risk a convicted adult sex offender may pose to his or her own children. The Screen is typically conducted following a pre-sentencing psychosexual evaluation or a post-conviction sex-offense-specific evaluation. It considers information derived from the original evaluation while adding information gathered from relatively brief additional assessment instruments and interviews designed to explore more fully a client’s sexual history, empathy, and capacity for attachment. The Screen also addresses family functioning through interviews with the client’s partner or spouse. The Screen also involves a polygraph test (administered separately by an outside agency).
CCSs are conducted by both Dr. Brake and Ms. Sommers. Dr. Brake assisted in the development of the CCS (and its predecessors, the Parental Risk Assessment, and the Child Contact Assessment) and has conducted scores of these evaluations over the years. Ms. Sommers has conducted CCAs and CCSs since joining Stephen Brake Associates in late 2015.
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