Module 4: Responding To The Signs And Symptoms Of Sexual Abuse

This module consists of two sessions. The first session is intended to increase the participants’ understanding of sexual abuse, while second session is focused on assisting foster parents to respond effectively to the issues of sexual abuse.

Course Duration 6 hours
Course Delivery Self-Directed, Online
Course Provider Governors State University, Chicago IL
Course Type Self-Directed, Online

Session One includes activities designed to explore participants’ feelings about sexual abuse, to enhance their ability to recognize signs and symptoms of possible sexual abuse, and to develop their capacity to respond to disclosures of sexual abuse. Also, foster parents learn about the behaviors that constitute child sexual abuse, gain insight into why and how sexual abuse occurs, and develop an understanding of the relationship between sexual abuse and other forms of child victimization.

Session Two promotes the foster parents’ ability to respond to the issues of sexual abuse. Participants are acquainted with factors that affect the impact that sexual abuse has on children and the problems commonly displayed by children who have been sexually abused. The steps to therapeutic parenting are explained, the ways foster parents can help the healing process are identified, and the key points to remember in providing care to children who have behavior problems related to fear/anxiety, anger, and sexuality are discussed.

Course Details

Course Type: Self-Directed, Online
Duration: 6 hours
P.R.I.D.E. Levels of Pay: All Levels
Recertification Required:
Provided by: Governors State University, Chicago IL
Training Type: CORE 1

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