Sexual abuse has been considered a taboo subject for years. It was once thought of as a dirty little secret. Well, no more secrets! We need to empower ourselves and children with knowledge and safety plans of action. This webinar is intended to assist caregivers and professionals with key learning objectives and strategies to make teachable moments and conversations easier and more productive. Deb Schneider’s passion has long been prevention awareness and prevention education. Her interactive, light-hearted approach to this difficult subject makes the educational and conversational components for adults and children to feel more powerful.
Topics of discussion:
Understanding the scope of sexual abuse
Myths and facts of sexual abuse
The grooming process
How to address the topic of sexual abuse awareness and prevention with children
What to do during and after disclosure of suspected sexual abuse
When we learn of children and youth harming themselves, it can be very concerning, especially if we don’t understand why it is happening. This webinar will explore non-suicidal self-injury in reference to children and young adults. The discussion focuses on the nature of non-suicidal self-injury while examining intervention and prevention strategies that may be utilized by caregivers and professionals alike. Learning Objectives:
- Identify current demographic trends and prevalence among youth.
- Discuss stigmas related to and myths involving non-suicidal self-injury in youth
- Review the detection of non-suicidal self-injury in youth as well as intervention and prevention strategies
If healing traumas of childhood are based in relationships, how do we make permanency decisions to assure that young people have adults/ families that meet their needs? We all have a role in supporting the work of relationship building for young people and their families through integrative practices to assure the continuity of relationship development. We all play a role in their stories.
Especially during these difficult times of social distancing and self-quarantine, there has been a dramatic increase in online activities by children, and a heightened concern for their safety by parents/guardians, educators, and child services professionals. This concern is even more real for our foster and adopted kids and teens who may already be struggling with trauma-related backgrounds, impulsivity, and other developmental delays. The good news is there are great ways to mitigate the risks our children face online.
This webinar provides child service professionals and parents/guardians with tools and resources to help create a safer environment for all children. Methods for avoiding inappropriate content, gauging/limiting excessive screen time, and protecting our children from online predators among other related topics will be discussed. Together we can safely guide our children to be successful digital citizens in this ever growing online world.
-Provide a basis for attendees to understand the specific concerns children face while online.
-Provide instruction on how to appropriately introduce and guide tweens and/or teens to smartphone use.
-Provide attendees with options to help tailor parental controls to the individual needs of a child.
-Provide attendees with additional resources to obtain further information for online safety