Understanding the Emotional, and Physical Impact of Child Sexual Abuse - Webinar
October 22, 2020 –
Child Sexual Abuse (CSA) is a form of trauma. There are a large number of children in foster care that have experienced that type of trauma. Foster children come from different backgrounds with various experiences thereby, making it is critical for foster parents to understand the importance of Child Sexual Abuse and how to protect their child. So many children are victimized daily and parents struggle to meet the needs of their child (ren). However, understanding the effects of sexual trauma can help parents support their child's healing and improve family dynamics. This webinar will provide foster parents with the knowledge to recognize the warning signs of CSA (Child Sexual Abuse) and victimization. Parents will also learn where, when and who to report CSA to.
Foster parents will learn how children are impacted by sexual abuse and how to teach healthy sexual behaviors and boundaries in children and adolescents. Understanding the various tools and skills to encourage healthy sexual behaviors with their child is also a critical component in keeping your child safe and building resiliency. According to the American Psychological Association (APA), resilience is the ability to adapt or cope with a positive way to adversity, including trauma, tragedy, threat and significant stress.