Child Sexual Abuse

These webinars, developed by the NCTSN Child Sexual Abuse Committee, feature experts in the field, as well as parent and consumer perspectives. The series addresses the response to child sexual abuse, special populations, secondary traumatic stress among providers, and collaborations with the media, among other topics.

In observance of Sexual Assault Awareness Month, please join us for a very important webinar where presenters will be discussing both sexual assault that occurs within the context of ongoing relationships AND those that occur in a one-time interaction (e.g., at a party, among casual acquaintances, friends, etc. who are not in an ongoing intimate/romantic relationship).

Presenters include a mother who will speak about her LGBTQ daughter’s experiences of sexual assault  at school as well as their participation in Trauma Focused-Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT)

In this webinar speakers look at why child sexual abuse is still stigmatized, sensationalized, and sexualized. Speakers address what it will take to improve care for high profile sexual abuse victims. As the Penn State and other recent scandals prove, child sexual abuse remains the trauma no one wants to see, but won't go away. Presenters address the special needs of high profile sexual abuse victims who experience the secondary adversities of media attentionwhich may continue for months and yearsand protracted legal court cases.
In this webinar Tony Mannarino and Shari Uncapher focus on parents' response to sibling sexual abuse. They discuss what we know from scientific study and from trends identified in practice. In addition to the speakers, two mothers describe their real life reactions to sibling sexual abuse.
In this webianr speakers discuss special areas of vulnerability, risk factors, disclosure, and cultural competency when working with LGBTQ youth after sexual abuse. Participants learn to identify issues of risk, challenge and strength specific to LGBTQ youth and young adults and develop strategies that balance personal beliefs with professional responsibilities. Speakers address the knowledge and empathy needed to understand the unique stressors experienced by sexual and gender minority youth, their families and caregivers.
In this webinar speakers address therapist, supervisor, and organizational challenges and opportunities for addressing secondary traumatic stress in the context of serving clients who experience child sexual abuse. Presenters highlight cultural considerations, the critical role of professional self-care, and organizational strategies needed to optimally care for ourselves as we provide care for others.
In this webinar Bruce Shapiro and Elana Newman discuss how to address the topic of child sexual abuse in public discourse in the media. The Academy Award nominated movie Precious offers a unique opportunity to raise the topic of child sexual abuse without the usual stigma and to increase public understanding about how it is addressed.
In this webinar, a presentation for educators, speakers present valuable information about the prevalence of child sexual abuse and its impact on the academic setting. Presenters highlight the ways educators can and do help children who have experienced child abuse.
In this webinar Esther Deblinger and Susana Rivera explain how to differentiate between myths and facts regarding child sexual abuse and describe how to effectively respond to adolescent victims of acquaintance rape. Speakers also address how to effectively communicate with parents regarding child sexual abuse and adolescent acquaintance rape.