In this presentation, an overcomer shares her experience of childhood sexual abuse from the beginning of the grooming process to disclosure and navigating the legal process to finding healing and hope. Attendees will learn how each person who interacts with victims of childhood sexual abuse has the opportunity to positively influence the healing process, promoting post-traumatic growth. This session will explore actions that are most beneficial for the survivor and have both immediate and long-term impacts.
Identify how to positively influence the healing process after disclosures of childhood sexual abuse, therefore, promoting post-traumatic growth.
Assess the tactics used by perpetrators to groom and abuse children with an emphasis on how those interactions impact the victim both in the immediate aftermath of disclosure and long term.
Evaluate the efficacy of current programming to meet the immediate and long-term needs of victims of childhood sexual abuse.
Observe the importance of fostering an atmosphere of healing and hope for survivors of sexual abuse.