The Defense Centers of Excellence for Psychological Health and Traumatic Brain Injury (DCoE) hosts monthly webinars to provide information and facilitate discussion on a variety of topics related to psychological health and traumatic brain injury. The webinars are open to the public, and many provide continuing education. Past DCoE webinars can be viewed on the DCoE YouTube channel.
Apr. 28, 2016; 1-2:30 p.m. (ET)
Child sexual abuse refers to the entire spectrum of sexual crimes and offenses in which children up to age 17 are victims. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Children’s Bureau report Child Maltreatment 2010 found that 9.2 percent of victimized children were sexually assaulted with children being the most vulnerable to sexual abuse between the ages of 7 and 13. Child sexual abuse victims often feel significant distress and display a myriad of short- and long-term psychological symptoms and developmental delays, and they are at increased risk for experiencing future sexual assaults. The webinar will discuss promising strategies for prevention of child sexual abuse including school-based education, parent education, treatment for victims, treatment for juvenile and adult offenders, law enforcement training, and interviewer training.
At the conclusion of this webinar, participants will be able to:
- Recognize the diverse dynamics involved in sexual abuse of children
- Demonstrate knowledge about the prevention of child sexual abuse
- Illustrate comprehension of the role of the internet in child sexual abuse
- David Finkelhor, Ph.D.
- Professor of Sociology and University Professor
- Director, Crimes against Children Research Center
- Co-director, Family Research Laboratory
- University of New Hampshire
- Durham, New Hampshire
- Vladimir Nacev, Ph.D., ABPP
- Acting Chief, Implementation Division
- Deployment Health Clinical Center
- Silver Spring, Maryland
Continuing education credit is available from Professional Education Services Group (PESG). You must register by 3 p.m. (ET) Apr. 28, 2016, to qualify for the receipt of continuing education credit.
The awarding of continuing education credit is limited in scope to health care providers who actively provide psychological health and traumatic brain injury care to U.S. active-duty service members, reservists, National Guardsmen, military veterans and their families.
Sign up for the webinar. Please note, registration is required for each webinar regardless if the participant has an existing PESG account. Upon completion of registration, a confirmation email will be sent providing webinar event details.
Once registered, you may use Adobe Connect or Defense Collaboration Services to attend the webinar.
If you have questions or need assistance, please email the DCoE webinar team.
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