Child Sexual Abuse and Child Advocacy for Beginners


Date of Publication
March, 2022


This webinar is an introduction into the basics of Child Sexual Assault (CSA) Advocacy. Whether you have been working as a CSA advocate for years and are looking for a quick refresher or are a total beginner and these are your first steps into the field - this webinar is the perfect opportunity to dive into CSA Advocacy 101.

Learning Objectives

To explore and understand the basics of Child Sexual Assault Advocacy.

Topics covered:

  • Prevalence of Child Sexual Abuse
  • Who are the offenders
  • Child Sexual Abuse laws in Washington State
  • Grooming phases
  • Impact and effects of abuse
  • Disclosure
  • Family and Cultural approaches to Child Sexual Abuse
  • The role of the advocate in Child Sexual Abuse
  • Child Sexual Abuse Advocacy and the legal system

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