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Advanced Sexual Abuse

Level: Advanced Practice – Lineworker, Supervisor

Credits: 6

Intended Audience: This training is for social workers, supervisors, and other professionals who wish to broaden their knowledge and to refine their investigation skills regarding child sexual abuse

Intended Objectives:

  • To identify the roles and interactions of the members of a multidisciplinary child sexual abuse allegation
  • To describe and discuss strategies for conducting interviews, to determine what happened, and what interventions might be most appropriate.
  • Understand the definitions of safety, risk and protective capacity as they apply to child sexual abuse allegations.
  • To describe and discuss three theories of child victim selection.

Topics Include:

  • Perpetrator thinking errors
  • Non-offending parent/s responses to victimization
  • Strategies to address the complex environments which complicate child sexual abuse allegations
  • Identifying strengths, which act to preserve the family and protect the child

CalSWEC Competencies Addressed:

1.4 Student understands the influence and value of traditional, culturally based childrearing practices and uses this knowledge in working with families.

2.3 Student recognizes and accurately identifies physical, emotional, and behavioral indicators of child abuse, child neglect, and child sexual abuse in child victims and their families

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