Child Sexual Abuse: What Adoptive Families Need to Know

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 presentation provides information on sexual abuse prevalence, dynamics and offender characteristics, how children disclose abuse, and how parents can effectively respond to disclosures and problematic sexual behaviors. Speakers also provide tips for establishing body safety boundaries and messages to empower children to talk to their parents if they are exposed to sexually inappropriate contact.

Alyssa Layne, MSW, LCSW – Adoption Social Worker, Holt International Children’s Services

Webinar length: 60 minutes

After attending this recorded webinar, professionals will be able to:

  • Recognize sexual abuse prevalence, dynamics, and offender characteristics
  • Describe how children talk about sexual abuse, and how parents can most effectively respond to a child who is disclosing sexual abuse or exhibiting problematic sexual behaviors
  • Give examples of ways to establish healthy body safety boundaries and messages that empower children to talk to their parents if they are exposed to sexually inappropriate contact

Course level: Beginning, Intermediate

Cost to register: $15

If you are a NCFA member, look for your discount code in the membership portal.

National Council For Adoption, #1804, is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved as ACE providers. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. National Council For Adoption maintains responsibility for this course. ACE provider approval period: 04/13/2022 – 04/13/2023. Social workers completing this course receive 1 continuing education credit.

If you are a social worker licensed in New York, do not complete this course for contact hours. Instead, visit the NY course here. This webinar does not offer credit for NJ social workers. The state of New Jersey does not recognize ASWB ACE continuing education provider level approval.

In order to receive their continuing education credit, attendees must participate in the entirety of the recorded webinar training, have their attendance verified, complete a course evaluation and complete post-test with at least 80% correct. Upon completing these items, attendees will receive their course continuing education certificate of credit to the email address provided at registration.

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