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A Safer Family. A Safer World: How to Talk to Parents about Child Sexual Abuse


In this training you will learn strategies to talk to parents and caregivers and about a new prevention resource developed by a local CSAP. Many parents already know the basic facts and want more information about how to protect their children. The topics include: healthy sexual development, teaching consent and boundaries, challenging society's messages, watching for signs of abusers, and how to respond if a child has been sexually abused.

Learning Objectives:

  • Participants will learn how to translate the research in child sexual abuse prevention into talking points for parents.
  • Participants will gain skills in teaching parents/caregivers how to discuss prevention topics with children, increase their supervision, and improve their response to sexual abuse.
  • Participants will learn about existing resources including a new booklet and presentation designed for parent education, both in individual and group settings.

Trainer: Rebecca Milliman

Rebecca received her B.A. in Sociology from the University of Virginia and her Master of Social Work from the University of Washington. She is the Prevention and Education Coordinator at the Harborview Center for Sexual Assault and Traumatic Stress in Seattle, WA. Rebecca works with youth and adults to prevent sexual assault, promote healthy relationships, and create safer communities. She has led several successful community mobilization projects. Rebecca is a co-founder of the Violence Prevention Coalition and co-author of the F.L.A.S.H. (Family Life and Sexual Health) curriculum. 

Recording and Materials

Reviewed: May 9th, 2016