Youth who are involved
with the child welfare system are at increased risk of trafficking. This webinar identifies vulnerabilities
children and youth experience and identifies strategies for prevention and
This project was
supported by subgrant No. 30269 awarded by PCCD, the state administering
office for the SASP and STOP Violence Against Women Formula Grant
Programs. The opinions, findings,
conclusions, and recommendations expressed in this
publication/program/exhibition are those of the author(s) and do not
necessarily reflect the views of PCCD or the U.S. Department of Justice,
Office on Violence Against Women.
(~15 min) In this course, victim service professionals will learn how to describe types of sexually abusive behavior, review practical skills for listening to a disclosure of child sexual abuse, and identify the three guiding principles for responding to a disclosure.
(~20 min) In this course, victim service professionals will review trauma-informed practices for working with children surviving sexual abuse, learn role-specific recommendations for working with these children, and identify new ideas for collaborating with other victim service professionals.
Children Need Us All: Defining the Unique Roles of Victim Service Professionals in Responding to Child Sexual Abuse
(1 hr, 20 min) This recorded webinar explores the unique roles of victim service professionals in responding to child sexual abuse. Participants will be able to share communication strategies to enhance multidisciplinary team members' ability to meet the needs of children who experience sexual abuse.
(~51 min) When a child is sexually assaulted by a family member, a number of challenging dynamics come into play. Anti-sexual violence advocates and allied professionals can play a vital role in responding to child survivors and their families by responding to their unique needs and nurturing resiliency.
Putting the Pieces Together: Prosecuting Perpetrators of Incest While Supporting Child Victims and Families
(~1.5 hour) Misperceptions about the dynamics of incest can lead to inadequate response by victim service providers and other members of the system. This recorded webinar discusses techniques for effectively prosecuting cases of incest while identifying and responding to the unique needs of child victims and families.