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

This course is included in the following state packages.

See links for how it aligns with each state's regulatory requirements.

Louisiana packages including, International Adoption and Foster Care Adoption
Important Information for agencies on Louisiana Adoption Requirements.
Nebraska International Adoption from China
Important Information for agencies on Nebraska Adoption Requirements.
Oregon International Adoption from China Important Information for agencies on Oregon Adoption Requirements.
Virginia packages including, International Adoption and International Adoption from China Important information for agencies on Virginia's core competencies.
Washington International Adoption from China
Important Information for agencies on Washington Adoption Requirements.

For information specific to your state, go to the Child Welfare Information Gateway State Search site to find information on each state's requirements on background checks, consent to adoption, home study requirements, post-adoption contact agreements, adoption expense regulations, use of advertising, and who may adopt or place a child for adoption.