Child Sexual Abuse

Presented by Dr. Nadia Jones

Thursday, January 26, 2023

10:00-11:00am PT/ 12:oo-1:00pm CT/ 1:00-2:00pm ET

Event held online via Zoom. Link to access provided upon registration.

When attended in full, this program is eligible for 1.0 APA CE for psychologists, 1.0 IL CEUs for clinical counselors and social workers, and 1.0 CA BBS CEUs for LMFTs, LPCC, and LSWs. 

Workshop Description: 

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 in the state of CA, 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 and will focus on exploring  the types of child sexual abuse along with the grooming and tactics used by individuals that sexually abuse children.

Learning Objectives:

After attending this introductory-level presentation, participants will be able to:

(1)  define child abuse and their types

(2) define child sexual grooming and how it can be prevented

Program Standards and Goals:

This program meets APA’s continuing education Standard 1.2: Program content focuses on ethical, legal, statutory or regulatory policies, guidelines, and standards that influence psychological practice, education, or research.

This program meets APA’s continuing education Goal 2: Program will enable psychologists to keep pace with the most current scientific evidence regarding assessment, prevention, intervention, and/or education, as well as important relevant legal, statutory, leadership, or regulatory issues.

Workshop Schedule (shown in PT):

10:00 am – Event Begins

11:00 am – Event Ends 

References:

Grosso F. (2021). Complete Applications of Law and Ethics: A Workbook for California Marriage and Family Therapists(16th ed.). Caldwell, B. (2022). Basics of California law for LMFTs, LPCCs, and LCSWs. (9th ed.). Los Angeles, CA:

Benjamin E. Caldwell Caldwell, B. (2015). User’s Guide to the 2015 AAMFT Code of Ethics. Alexandria, VA. Pollack, D. & MacIver, A. (2015, November, 01). Understanding Sexual Grooming in Child Abuse Cases.https://www.americanbar.org/groups/public_interest/child_law/resources/child_law_practiceonline/child_law_practice/vol-34/november-2015/understanding-sexual-grooming-in-child-abuse-cases/#:~:text=Grooming%20is%20a%20method%20used,assault%20or%20abuse%20a%20child.

Grant, B. J., Shields, R. T., Tabachnick, J., & Coleman, J. (2019). “I didn’t know where to go”: An examination of stop it now!’s sexual abuse prevention helpline. Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 34(20), 4225-4253. https://doi.org/10.1177/0886260519869237

Georgia M. Winters & Elizabeth L. Jeglic (2022) The Sexual Grooming Scale – Victim Version: The Development and Pilot Testing of a Measure to Assess the Nature and Extent of Child Sexual Grooming, Victims & Offenders, 17:6, 919-940, DOI: 10.1080/15564886.2021.1974994

Child Abuse and Neglect in California. As cited on www.kidsdata.org, a program of Population Reference Bureau. Retrieved on [12/21/2022].

CONTINUING EDUCATION:

Target Audience: Psychologists, LCSWs, LMFTs, LCPCs, all mental health disciplines, graduate students welcome. 

Psychologists. This program, when attended in its entirety, is available for 1.0 continuing education credits. The Chicago School of Professional Psychology is committed to accessibility and non-discrimination in its continuing education activities. The Chicago School of Professional Psychology is also committed to conducting all activities in conformity with the American Psychological Association’s Ethical Principles for Psychologists. Participants are asked to be aware of the need for privacy and confidentiality throughout the program. If program content becomes stressful, participants are encouraged to process these feelings during discussion periods. If participants have special needs, we will attempt to accommodate them. Please address questions, concerns and any complaints to OfficeofCE@thechicagoschool.edu. There is no commercial support for this program nor are there any relationships between the CE Sponsor, presenting organization, presenter, program content, research, grants, or other funding that could reasonably be construed as conflicts of interest.

MFTs, LPCCs, and LCSWs. Course meets the qualifications for 1.0 hour of continuing education credit for MFTs, LPCCs, and/or LCSWs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences. If you are licensed outside of California please check with your local licensing agency to to determine if they will accept these CEUs. The Chicago School of Professional Psychology is approved by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences (BBS) to offer continuing education programming for MFTs, LPCCs, LEPs, and/or LCSWs. The Chicago School of Professional Psychology is an accredited or approved postsecondary institution that meets the requirements set forth in Sections 4980.54(f)(1), 4989.34, 4996.22(d)(1), or 4999.76(d) of the Code.

Counselors/Clinical Counselors. This program, when attended in its entirety, is available 1.5 hours of continuing education. The Chicago School of Professional Psychology is licensed by the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation (IDFPR) to provide continuing education programming for counselors and clinical counselors. License Number: 197.000159 

Social Workers. This program, when attended in its entirety, is available for 1.5 hours of continuing education. The Chicago School of Professional Psychology is licensed by the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation (IDFPR) to provide continuing education programming for social workers. License Number: 159.001036 

Participation Certificate. The Chicago School of Professional Psychology is able to provide students and other participants who simply wish to have documentation of their attendance at the program a participation certificate.

Non Psychologists. Most licensing boards accept Continuing Education Credits sponsored by the American Psychological Association but non-psychologists are recommended to consult with their specific state-licensing board to ensure that APA-sponsored CE is acceptable.

*Participants must attend 100% of the program in order to obtain a Certificate of Attendance.

The Chicago School of Professional Psychology is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The Chicago School of Professional Psychology maintains responsibility for this program and its content

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