Child Sexual Abuse: Warning Signs and Support

Presented by Nadia Rojas Jones, Ed.D.

This program was recorded on Monday, March 27, 2023

Access provided upon registration on “My Courses page 

Child sexual abuse continues to be alarming in our state, in USA and in the world. An estimated one in four U.S. children experience abuse or neglect. Understanding what it is (definitions and characteristics) as well as the prevention of it helps clinicians provide better treatment to the children and families in the community. Clinicians, trainees, and volunteers working with kids are mandated reporters, hence it is also important to stay updated with the changes in the law and reporting situations. 

 This workshop will provide ethical and legal updates to child abuse reporting law in CA (to encourage participants to check on state updates where they are at) and will focus on exploring not just the types of child sexual abuse but how it can present itself. 

The workshop will also be covering grooming tactics, descriptions of the possible abusers, grooming types and how to prevent it in the community. Last, this workshop aims to decrease the guilt and shame that children can feel in those situations and how to help parents and caregivers to talk about it.  Cases will be illustrated and explored as well. 

Access provided upon registration on “My Courses page 

When attended in full, this program offers 2.0 CEs for Psychologists, 2.0 IL CEUs for Counselors and Social Workers, 2.0 CA BBS CEUs for Counselors, Social Workers, and Marriage and Family Therapists, or 2.0 NASP CPDs for School Psychologists.