Child Abuse Pediatrician Dorothy B Hersh Regional Child Protection Center
We have heard them all before, those myths about sex that often prevail into adulthood. There is no shortage of misinformation that continues to feed these myths, but there is no place for misinformation during the response to an outcry of child sexual abuse. This workshop will explore and demystify the more prevalent myths that may impact professionals responding to child sexual abuse cases in their communities. Participants will explore these myths and reflect on how their own beliefs may be impacting their response to child sexual abuse. At the conclusion of the workshop, participants will be better able to work from a foundation of fact, not fiction.
Participants will be able to describe some of the common myths and misinformation about sex.
Participants will be able to describe the components of a sexual abuse examination.
Participants will be able to explain the importance of expert involvement in managing child sexual abuse cases.