This workshop is designed to familiarize participants with an innovative model for working with sexually abused and traumatized children. The presenter will provide participants with creative, structured assessment and treatment interventions. This will include interventions that can be used in individual or group therapy sessions with preschool, latency and adolescent victims of sexual abuse.
A brief overview of trauma research will be provided. Next, the presenter will provide participants with a step-by-step demonstration of the trauma assessment model. The second half of the workshop will focus on treatment interventions, including activities to address the following issues: Identifying and coping with feelings, dealing with sensory triggers, offender enticement strategies, family and community support, post-disclosure response, self-blame, healthy sexuality, and self-esteem.