Trainings & Workshops
What Is Child Sexual Abuse?
This training will provide an overview of the definition of child sexual abuse – an excerpt:
Child Sexual Abuse can be inflicted by an adult, or by an older child where the victim is not developmentally capable of understanding the acts. Sexual abuse includes acts not only of penetrative abuse, but also acts of masturbation, oral sex, fondling, voyeurism, exposure to sexual acts, exposing the child to pornography, involving the child in pornography, and other acts done to sexually gratify the abuser.
Smiling Faces and Private Places
This training will be geared towards equipping our children with the appropriate language to protect themselves – an excerpt:
We force our kids into uncomfortable situations in the name of “manners.” We tell them to go hug Uncle David, give Grandma a kiss, but we don’t teach them to have boundaries where their private space is concerned. Instead we need to teach them from birth that their private parts are their private parts and no one is allowed to touch them. Not Mommy, not Daddy, and a Doctor ONLY if Mommy or Daddy is present.
Signs and Symptoms I May Have Been Abused
This training will be geared towards identifying the signs and symptoms of CSA – an excerpt:
Children who experience sexual abuse often suffer numerous adverse consequences, although the nature, severity and extent of these vary for each individual. These consequences, which often continue through adulthood, extend beyond physical injury to psychological injury and effects on behavior and socialization. Immediate and initial consequences commonly include post-traumatic stress disorder; depression and low self-esteem; and may include inappropriate sexualized behaviour, and difficulty with peer relationships.