CSA

Child Sexual Abuse

PDF
April, 2008

The articles and featured interview in this issue explore long-term effects of childhood sexual abuse (CSA) to adult survivor wellbeing and functionality.

Upon filtering through the research and critically thinking about reported effects to survivor well-being and functionality, three challenges become quite apparent. These include,

  1. designing comprehensive and representative CSA effect studies is intrinsically difficult;
  2. there is a need for…
Topics
Child Sexual Abuse
WCSAP Webpage
May, 1015

At WCSAP, we receive a lot of questions from advocates about the "ins and outs" of mandated reporting. Although Washington's law about mandated reporting is pretty straightforward, it can feel much more complex in practice. Here are some quick answers (that do not constitute legal advice) to some of the recent questions we have received on this topic:

Q:
Do I need to report sexual abuse of a minor that is not committed by a parent or caregiver? What…
Topics
Child Sexual Abuse, Mandated Reporting
With Child Survivors
Webinar
April, 2010

This webinar will provide an overview of medical advocacy in cases of child sexual abuse. It is intended to build upon and enhance the content presented in the related section of the From Hurt to Hope Child Advocacy Guide. The guide and each complementary webinar aim to support sexual assault advocates in their work with children and families.

Topics
Child Sexual Abuse, Medical Advocacy
And Resources for CSA Advocates and Therapists
WCSAP Webpage
June, 2012

Your work with parents is invaluable to the healing of child and teen survivors, families, and communities. Many programs have contacted WCSAP to inquire about resources and curricula for facilitating psychoeducational support groups for nonoffending parents and caregivers of children who have been sexually abused.

This guide includes:

  • considerations for facilitators,
  • a complete 8-week curriculum,…
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Parents & Caregivers, Curriculums, Support Groups
A Guide to Psychoeducational Support Groups for Nonoffending Parents and Caregivers of Children Who Have Been Sexually Abused
PDF & Hard Copy
June, 2012

This Guide is a supplement to the Washington Coalition of Sexual Assault Programs' (WCSAP) general guide to psychoeducational support groups, Circle of Hope. Circle of Hope provides information about the nature of psychoeducational groups and how they differ from self-help and therapy groups. In addition, there is general…

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Parents & Caregivers, Guides & Activities, Support Groups
PDF & Hard Copy
January, 2015

A trauma-informed approach to advocacy with parents of children who have been sexually abused means considering the range of stressors that families encounter. Specifically, we must recognize the possibility that parents may also have experienced sexual abuse as a child. In conjunction with the services offered to children, supporting the healing of parent-survivors helps both generations. Advocates have an excellent opportunity to help parent-survivors focus on their strengths. While their…

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Child Sexual Abuse, Parents & Caregivers
PDF & Hard Copy
January, 2015

A trauma-informed approach to advocacy with parents of children who have been sexually abused means considering the range of stressors that families encounter. Specifically, we must recognize the possibility that parents may also have experienced sexual abuse as a child. In conjunction with the services offered to children, supporting the healing of parent-survivors helps both generations. Advocates have an excellent opportunity to help parent-survivors focus on their strengths. While their…

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Child Sexual Abuse, Parents & Caregivers
PDF
December, 2012

In this issue of "Partners in Social Change," we examine the influence that parents have with their teens and how this can be supported and enhanced to increase the effectiveness of sexual violence prevention. In the articles that follow, you will read about why parents should be engaged and how you can facilitate that process. We share a sexual health expert's great "Top 10" list of talking points that parents can use when they talk to their teens about sex and sexual violence. Next, we…

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Parents & Caregivers, CSA Prevention
In Women With Histories of Childhood Sexual Abuse
Book
January, 2003

Using a treatment-seeking sample of adult female survivors of childhood sexual abuse, the relationships between coping strategies, personality disorders (PD) and Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) were explored.

  1. Child Sexual Abuse
  2. Coping
  3. PTSD
  • Author: Johnson, Dawn M, Timothy C. Sheahan, Kathleen M. Chard
  • Publisher: Haworth Maltreatment & Trauma Press, 2003.
Topics
Child Sexual Abuse, Therapy
DVD
January, 2002

1 videodisc

"Piñero" tells the story of the explosive life of a Latino icon, the poet-playwright-actor Miguel Piñero, whose urban poetry is recognized as a pre-cursor to rap and hip-hop. After doing time in hard-core Sing-Sing for petty thefts and drug dealing, Piñero's prison experiences developed into the 1974 Tony-nominated play Short Eyes. The resulting notoriety and fame was too much for the Latino bad-boy genius who retreated to the darker corners of New York City. Narrative…

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Child Sexual Abuse, Incarcerated Survivors, Trafficking & CSEC, LGBTQ

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