Parents are often afraid to foster or adopt a child who has experienced sexual abuse, but children can and do heal from this type of abuse. In this course, we talk with Dr. Jennifer Shaw a Clinical Psychologist with the Gill Institute for Trauma Recovery who specializes in the assessment and treatment of trauma in children, especially those who present with sexual behavior problems. She discusses what parents can do to help the child heal.

Course objectives:

  • Describe the types of abuse considered "sexual abuse."
  • Describe common behaviors of a child that indicate that child has been sexually abused.
  • Describe the safeguards to have in place when accepting placement of a child who may have been sexually abused.
  • Describe what parents can do to help children heal from sexual abuse.

Outline for Helping Children Heal from Sexual Abuse.pdf

*This course includes a 1-hour conversational audio lesson, a 10-question quiz, and a certificate of completion with the successful completion of the quiz at 80%. 

Your course will remain active for 180 days from purchase date.

This course aligns with the following regulatory requirements.

Hague Treaty on Intercountry Adoption*

 96.38 (b)(7)

 96.48 (b)(4)

 96.48 (c)

*Important Information for agencies on Hague Training Requirements

Virginia Compliance






*Important Information for agencies on Virginia core competencies.

Illinois Licensing Standard §401.520

*Important Information for agencies on Illinois Adoption Requirements.

Nebraska Licensing Requirement 005.16(D)(i)(11) & 

*Important Information for agencies on Nebraska Adoption Requirements.