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Speaking Out to Eliminate Child Sexual Abuse
WCSAP Webpage
November, 2011

Don't do nothing because you can't do everything. Do something. Anything.

—Colleen Patrick-Goudreau

November 19 is the World Day for the Prevention of Child Abuse, and the Women's World Summit Foundation is calling for "19 days of activism" from November 1 -19, 2011.

As therapists, we fervently hope for the day when there are no child sexual abuse victims to treat. Until that day comes, in addition to providing compassionate, expert therapy…

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CSA Prevention, Therapy
WCSAP Webpage
March, 2018

For many survivors, coming forward and accessing resources also includes the pursuit of justice. However, personal feelings of justice do not always align with the traditional models of punishment-based responses that are seen as the only pathway to justice. In cases of child sexual abuse these models of justice can be even trickier to navigate due to the complicated contexts and relationships involved.

For these reasons, the framework of Transformative Justice can be helpful in…

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Child Sexual Abuse, Legal Advocacy
WCSAP Webpage
January, 2016

All people need to be able to use the restroom that corresponds to their gender identity. This is a safety issue that arises for transgender people in places that are open to the public like gyms, restaurants, and retail stores. A unique issue for transgender youth is safe access to restrooms and locker rooms at school. According to the National Center for Transgender Equality:

“…59% of trans students have…

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Child Sexual Abuse, LGBTQ
Child Sexual Abuse
WCSAP Webpage
April, 2011

Children who have been sexually abused have often experienced an entire series of traumatic events, from multiple victimizations to seriously disrupted relationships with their parents. These children's experiences can't be described with the traditional posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) label; their fundamental ways of interacting with the world and sometimes even their biological functions are changed because of the chronic, pervasive stress to which they have been exposed at this…

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Child Sexual Abuse, Therapy
WCSAP Webpage
November, 2014

Sometimes a video is worth a thousand words! Some of these videos are intended to demonstrate techniques for therapists, and some can be shown directly to child clients. If you like a particular video, do a search to see if it is part of a series by the same person or group, as several of these are. The duration of the video is in parentheses after the name.

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Child Sexual Abuse, Therapy
WCSAP Webpage
March, 2011
  • In what ways might a teen's gender identity or sexual orientation impact their vulnerability and/or response to sexual assault?
  • What would you want to consider when helping a LGBTQ youth navigate the medical or legal system?
  • Where would you refer a teen survivor if they are seeking LGBTQ-inclusive resources or support in your community?
  • How can you communicate respect and acknowledge the diversity within the LGBTQ community with the…
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LGBTQ

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