A-12 - A Prerequisite for Healing: Sexual Safety

Safety is a prerequisite in trauma-informed care. Workshop participants will develop knowledge and skills as we address the traumagenic issues/needs of foster and adoptive children who have been sexually abused. Discover how to create a safe healing milieu to counteract the negative impact of past trauma on a child’s psychosocial and cognitive development, and to enhance positive self-esteem. Learn how foster/adoptive families can become the central ingredient in the recovery of these special needs children. Skill demonstrations and opportunities to practice these skills will be provided. The format will include: presentation of material, simulations, video demonstrations, role playing, group discussion, and practice skill demonstrations. Participants will be encouraged to present and share their own experiences.