For more than 20 years, Gene G. Abel, M.D. and his researchers have been developing technologically advanced evaluation and screening tools to keep children safe.
Abel Screening, Inc. (ASI) was founded in 1995 to provide therapists and criminal justice professionals with assessment tools to better evaluate individuals who are a sexual risk to children. Prior to forming ASI, Dr. Abel spent the previous eight years developing the technology that would objectively measure a person’s sexual interests with the goal of identifying individuals who have sexual behavior problems. Through extensive research and with a stringent validation process, Dr. Abel and the researchers at ASI developed five computerized assessment tools for use by clinicians:
- The Abel Assessment for sexual interest-3™ for Men (AASI-3)
- The Abel Assessment for sexual interest-3™ for Women (AASI-3)
- The Abel Assessment for sexual interest-2™ for Boys ages 12-17 (AASI-2)
- The Abel Assessment for sexual interest-2™ for Girls ages 12-17 (AASI-2)
- The Abel-Blasingame Assessment for individuals with intellectual disabilities™(ABID)
The AASI-3, AASI-2, and ABID are objective assessment suites of tests used by mental health and criminal justice professionals with adults and adolescents who have a variety of sexual behavior problems.
About Gene G. Abel, M.D.
Gene G. Abel, M.D., founder and president of Abel Screening is an internationally recognized pioneer in the sexual protection of children. The federal government has awarded him six long-term National Institute of Mental Health grants to study the prevention of child sexual abuse. A past president of the National Society for Behavioral Medicine, Dr. Abel is a Distinguished, Lifetime Fellow of the American Psychiatry Association and a diplomat of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. A full professor, he has served on the faculty of several medical schools including Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, Emory University Medical School and Morehouse Medical School. Dr. Abel has published 150 scientific articles in medical journals and criminal justice books and on the Attorney General’s Department of Justice website. With Nora Harlow, he is the co-author of The Stop Child Molestation Book: What Ordinary People Can Do in Their Everyday Lives to Save Three Million Children.