Hearing and Seeing What Young Children are Telling Us: An Overview of Child Sexual Abuse Dynamics, Assessment and Treatment


The sexual abuse of young children is both bewildering and disconcerting. Moreover, the overwhelming majority of young children who are sexually abused are victimized by someone they know. The impact is staggering. This training will focus on what is important for interdisciplinary professionals and clinicians who work with sexually abused children to know. The instructor will begin with an overview of child sexual abuse. She will discuss risk factors and the immediate and long-term effects of this trauma on young children. Participants will learn to recognize symptoms and patterns of disclosure in young children-verbal as well as through representational play. Also, the reasons young children recant will be examined. What is currently known about the perpetrators of child sexual abuse will also be addressed. Finally, the instructor will examine common parental responses and how to support protective parents. Through case examples, lecture and discussion this training will offer a comprehensive overview of the salient issues in working with young children who have been sexually abused and their families.

Location Erikson Institute
451 N Lasalle
Chicago, IL 60654
Date 8/2/2019 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM (Check in 8:30 AM)
Sponsor Erikson Institute
Trainer Michele Many
Contact Zak Kulhan (312) 893-7119 zkulhan@erikson.edu
Principles 1. Support families
3. Collaborative relationships
7. Quality services
Credit Hours 1.0 - Assessment
2.0 - Atypical Development
1.0 - Intervention
2.0 - Working with Families
Cost $115
Status Closed