Child Sexual Abuse: What Adoptive Families Need to Know

This session was recorded as part of the Virtual National Adoption Conference on September 23, 2021. You may register to take this session as a stand-alone course for $10.

As families prepare to welcome a child through adoption, it is important that they consider the possibility that their child was or will be exposed to sexually inappropriate contact. This training will provide information about sexual abuse prevalence, dynamics and offender characteristics, as well as about how children talk about it and how parents can most effectively respond to a child who is disclosing sexual abuse or exhibiting problematic sexual behaviors. Tips for establishing healthy body safety boundaries and messages to empower children to talk to their parents if they are exposed to sexually inappropriate contact will also be discussed.

At this time, CEs are not available for this course. However, you will receive a training certificate upon completion of the course.

Alyssa Layne
Alyssa Layne, MSW, LCSW is an adoption social worker with Holt International Children's Services in Washington State. She has a separate job as a child forensic interviewer, conducting interviews of children, teens and vulnerable adults involved in criminal investigations as victims or witnesses of felony crimes. In this capacity, Alyssa has conducted over 4,000 forensic interviews in investigations into child sexual abuse.
Prerecorded Conference Session
Child Sexual Abuse: What Adoptive Families Need to Know
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