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, MA, LMFT has over 30 years of experience as an administrator, writer, psychotherapist, frontline worker, trainer and consultant. She has published five books, two of which were best-selling, "When Your Child Has Been Molested: A Parent's Guide for Healing and Recovery" and "Working With Traumatized Children: A Handbook For Healing." Kathryn has trained social workers throughout the United States, Canada and Australia, and her expert interviews have been featured in U.S. News & World Report, Parents' Magazine, The Washington Post and others. Kathryn currently works on the Innovations Team with Children's Home Society of Florida.
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