SUPPORTING SURVIVORS OF CHILDHOOD SEXUAL ABUSE
Monday, May 21, 2018
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Cost: $99 per site
This webinar will be accessed via your computer and can include as many faculty and staff as desired.
Educators have certain legal obligations when it comes to reporting actual or suspected child abuse. This means that if a teacher, coach, administrator or staff member believes that a child is being abused, they must follow certain protocols, depending on the circumstances. Educators also spend a great deal of time with their students and often are in a position to recognize a child in need of help and support. While this is a significant responsibility, it is also a chance to make a difference in the life of a child truly in need.
Former WNYT Meteorologist Jason Gough left his job on television to tell his story of surviving childhood sexual abuse and advocate for survivors and their families.
Tom Andriola is also a survivor, and professionally serves as Chief of Policy and Implementation for the New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services, Office of Youth Justice.
Jason and Tom will discuss the dynamics of child sexual abuse through their personal stories, and provide insights on grooming, trauma, and adverse childhood experiences. They will also discuss strategies for responding effectively and potential solutions for survivors through an interactive dialogue with participants.
Participants Will Learn:
Signs and symptoms of abuse.
Perspective and mindset of children living through abuse.
How to help and what to avoid when working with survivors.
Bob Stulmaker, CASDA Faculty
Jason Gough, Survivor and Advocate
Tom Andriola, New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services, Office of Youth Justice.