SSP03: A Conversation with Bob McGrath about the ROSAC Risk Assessment Instrument

Bob McGrath, President of McGrath Psychological Services and recipient of the 2015 ATSA Lifetime Significant Achievement Award is co-developer of the SOTIPS, VASOR-2, and ROSAC risk assessment instruments.

In this episode, Mary asks Bob to talk about the purpose of the ROSAC (Risk of Sexual Abuse of Children) instrument and how it works, then provide some examples of how it might commonly be implemented.

Be sure to leave us your comments on this episode, and suggest questions that Mary might ask Bob in a future episode!

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  1. What about if the victim was a daughter, son, stepchild of the offender? How can the offender possibly be placed back with family?

    1. Under certain circumstances, treatment providers, victim advocates, and probation and parole officers will support family reunification. For a good review of this issue see Tabachnick, J., & Pollard, P. (2016). Considering family reconnections and reunification after child sexual abuse: A road map for advocates and service providers. Enola, PA: National Sexual Violence Resource Center. You should be able to download this document for free from the National Sexual Violence Resource Center.

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