Topics and Goals

Topics

  • an overview and epidemiology of child sexual abuse
  • the trauma impact on children of all ages from preschoolers to adolescents
  • better understanding of the impact on the brain and physiological systems that have long-term effects
  • knowledge about effective preventions and interventions for children and youth; case studies presented
  • an overview of pedophilia; understanding the pedophile's strategies and motivations
  • Internet usage as a gateway to childhood sexual abuse
  • legal and reporting issues involved in a child sex abuse investigation

Goals and Takeaways

  • a better understanding of the traumatic impact of abuse on children of all ages
  • a sense of empowerment that inspires action to protect and help children of all ages
  • a better understanding of how pedophiles operate
  • knowledge of treatments that have been proven to be effective in helping children, youth, and their families recover from abuse
  • an increased sense of hope and inspiration