When the Child Trusts You: Understanding and Responding to Child Abuse Disclosures
A child just disclosed sexual abuse to you. What do you tell the child? Do you know your legal obligations? How can you respond without jeopardizing criminal investigations and the child’s safety? This workshop, presented by a former prosecutor, addresses several hypotheticals, discusses trauma-informed best practices for interacting with abused and neglected children, and reviews mandatory reporting law.
1. Articulate the effects of adverse childhood experiences.
2. Describe best practices for working with abused and neglected children.
3. Summarize appropriate and inappropriate responses to a child’s disclosure of abuse.
Zero Abuse Project is a 501(c)(3) organization that is committed to the elimination of child sexual abuse. Our programs are designed to provide training and education to professionals and students, and to help transform institutions to effectively prevent, recognize and respond to child sexual abuse.