Wyoming Informing and Supporting Parents and Other Caregivers When Their Child Has Been Sexually Abused


About the Course

After completing this course, learners will be able to:

  • Define sexual abuse in children and youth.
  • Know and explain to parents and other caregivers the signs of sexual abuse in children and youth.
  • Identify different treatment modalities for sexually abused children and youth.
  • Dispel myths regarding sexual abuse.
  • Discuss the legal implications and follow-up after reporting sexual abuse.
  • Explain sex offender types.
  • Define the criteria for posttraumatic stress disorder and other co-occurring disorders related to sexual abuse per the DSM-5.
  • Relate relevant statistics related to sexual abuse in children and youth.
  • Understand the term "reenactment" as it relates to children and youth who have been sexually molested.
  • Understand parental grief.
  • Identify parental resource materials.

About the Author

Kathryn Brohl, LMFT

Kathryn Brohl, LMFT, a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, has worked in for-profit and non-profit social services for over thirty-five years.  Author of six books that include two best sellers, and the first book in the U.S. for parents of molested children, Ms. Brohl has lectured and key-noted on trauma-informed care and other work-related topics throughout the US, Canada, and Australia.  She has been an administrator, consultant, trainer, private practitioner, and front-line worker, and has been interviewed in national periodicals such as USA Today, Parents' Magazine, Children's Voice, as well as The Washington Post, Miami Herald, and Florida Times-Union.  Ms. Brohl has written and implemented several start-up programs during her career, that include a large child welfare system, intensive outpatient, and mental health programs, to name a few.

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