This workshop will provide an overview of the impact of child abuse on the spirituality of victims. In addition to an overview of research on this subject, students will receive concrete suggestions for assisting children in overcoming spiritual blocks that may impair the ability of a child to discuss maltreatment. The workshop includes a discussion on coordinating medical and mental health care with spiritual care.
1. Obtain an overview of a large body of research concerning the spiritual impact of child abuse.
2. Apply recommendations from APA treatises on the spiritual impact of child abuse. receive concrete guidance for coordinating medical, mental health, and spiritual care resources for a victim of child abuse.
3. Gain concrete tools for addressing spiritual blocks to disclosure during a forensic interview.