Core Faculty Member New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary
Child sexual abuse results in both immediate and long-term impacts on victims. Therapeutic treatment and supportive services are often relied on heavily in the immediate aftermath of the disclosure of abuse with the goal of mitigating negative long-term impacts. Too often, the resources are available in the immediate aftermath of disclosures; however, years and decades later victims are still struggling with the impacts of unresolved trauma. This workshop seeks to highlight the factors that are associated with positive outcomes for victims with an emphasis on what actions promote lasting post-traumatic growth. This workshop will focus on advocate-led services, trauma-focused therapeutic modalities, and community-based interventions.
Explore the immediate and long-term impacts of child sexual abuse on victims
Identify research-based therapeutic modalities that promote lasting positive outcomes for victims of child sexual abuse
Consider community- based interventions available to victims and their families that support post-traumatic growth