Protecting & Treating Children with Autism or Intellectual Disabilities

• How does sexual violence manifest in the lives of children with cognitive and developmental disabilities? • How do professionals' silent assumptions about children and youth with cognitive and developmental disabilities influence the identification and treatment of child sexual abuse? • Why is it important to address healthy sexuality when addressing child sexual abuse? • What special challenges do prosecutors face when the victim of sexual abuse or assault has an intellectual or developmental disability? • What can be done to reduce the risk of sexual abuse and exploitation of children and youth with intellectual disabilities or disorders on the autism spectrum?

Professional Reading Group

We will be reading Chapters 1-3 ofCoping with Trauma-Related Dissociation by Suzette Boon, Kathy Steele, and Onno Van Der Hart.  

Learn more about skills that survivors of sexual abuse and other trauma can develop to help manage dissociation.

Share with other clinicians and learn from each other. All mental health professionals are welcome.  We meet in the back room of the Court Diner.  

Professional Reading Group

We will be reading Chapters 15 and 16 of Waking the Tiger, by Peter A. Levine.  

Learn more about how survivors of sexual abuse and other trauma have an innate capacity to transform overwhelming experiences.

Share with other clinicians and learn from each other. All mental health professionals are welcome.  We meet in the back room of the Court Diner.  

You can qualify to receive Continuing Education Credits.  

Professional Reading Group

We will be reading Chapters 13 and 14 of Waking the Tiger, by Peter A. Levine.  

Learn more about how survivors of sexual abuse and other trauma have an innate capacity to transform overwhelming experiences.

Share with other clinicians and learn from each other. All mental health professionals are welcome.  We meet in the back room of the Court Diner.  

You can qualify to receive Continuing Education Credits.  

2014 Health & Safety Fair

Family Support Line Offering Free Child Sexual Abuse Prevention Education Materials

Do you need help talking with your child or teen about personal safety? If so, come out to Rep. Barrar's Health & Safety Fair on April 5th. We'll have information packets and other give-aways that can help you get those important conversations started.

Family Support Line staff will also be available to talk with you about our Child Sexual Abuse prevention education, clinical, and professional training programs.

Professional Reading Group

We will be reading Chapters 11 and 12 of Waking the Tiger, by Peter A. Levine.  

Learn more about how survivors of sexual abuse and other trauma have an innate capacity to transform overwhelming experiences.

Share with other clinicians and learn from each other. All mental health professionals are welcome.  We meet in the back room of the Court Diner.  

You can qualify to receive Continuing Education Credits.  

Professional Reading Group

We will be reading Chapters 9 and 10 of Waking the Tiger, by Peter A. Levine.  

Learn more about how survivors of sexual abuse and other trauma have an innate capacity to transform overwhelming experiences.

Share with other clinicians and learn from each other. All mental health professionals are welcome.  We meet in the back room of the Court Diner.  

You can qualify to receive Continuing Education Credits.  

Professional Reading Group

We will be discussing Chapters 7 and 8 of Waking the Tiger, by Peter A. Levine.  

Learn more about how survivors of sexual abuse and other trauma have an innate capacity to transform overwhelming experiences.

Share with other clinicians and learn from each other. All mental health professionals are welcome.  We meet in the back room of the Court Diner.  

You can qualify to receive Continuing Education Credits.  

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