[WEBINAR] Preventing, Recognizing, and Responding to Child Sexual Abuse (March 3, 2020)
Audience: Parents & Professionals
Ages addressed: 0-18
It’s estimated that 1 in 4 girls and 1 in 6 boys are sexually abused before the age of 18. Child sexual abuse is a spectrum of behaviors that range from touching to non-touching. The good news is that most child sexual abuse can be prevented through proper education combined with a comprehensive set of prevention policies. In this training participants will learn to define child sexual abuse, facts about the problem of child sexual abuse, the types of situations in which child sexual abuse may occur, simple, effective strategies for protecting children from child sexual abuse, the importance of talking to children and youth about primary prevention, how to talk to your kids about abuse, how to recognize the indicators of sexual abuse, and how to react responsibly if they disclose.
- Participants will have an understanding of the prevalence of child sexual abuse, as well as how to recognize the warning signs in child victims and how to react and report responsibly.
- Participants will learn the types of situations in which child sexual abuse may occur, as well as the 7 step grooming processes often utilized by child sex offenders.
- Participants will understand how to talk to their own children about abuse and explore prevention programs.
Jenna Quinn is the author of Pure In Heart, a TED speaker, and the namesake of Jenna’s Law. Passed unanimously in Texas in 2009, Jenna’s Law was the first child sexual abuse prevention education mandate in the U.S named after a survivor. It requires each school district to adopt and implement a prevention policy that educates students and teachers on how to recognize and report child sexual abuse. Now, over half the country has adopted legislation reflecting the principals of Jenna’s Law education.
With a Masters Degree in Communications, she has reached international audiences, educating and sharing her inspiring story with legislatures, law-enforcement, abuse-prevention groups, schools, communities of faith, nonprofit organizations, and the general public for fifteen years.
As a survivor who benefited from the services of the Children’s Advocacy Center, Jenna has worked with over 100 Advocacy Centers across the country. Jenna is featured in the “It’s Not Just Jenna” documentary film that depicts her story of hope and is shown to groups all across the country. Jenna is also the founder of Reveal To Heal International nonprofit and the National Spokesperson for Childhelp Speak Up Be Safe. She has participated in both local and international radio, television, and news programs, dedicating the past 15 years of her life to preventing child sexual abuse through education and legislation.