Sexual Abuse Prevention Seminar
“Recognize, Respond, Report”
Description: This seminar will cover 4 major components involving child and teen sexual abuse and exploitation.
- Recognize, understanding definition of sexual abuse, child on child, offender, grooming; symptoms/characteristics of a child being abused
- Respond, recognizing when a disclosure is being made and how to respond to a disclosure.
- Report, understanding of mandatory reporting procedures and how to report.
- This seminar will also cover the different methods pimps, traffickers, and predators use to manipulate young people into sexually exploitive acts. We will review the vulnerabilities that certain youth have that make them more susceptible to the fraudulent language and techniques these people use.
Abuse impacts a child in all realms, physically, emotionally, socially and intellectually. Ninety-five percent of abuse & exploitation is preventable with education. Health care professionals at all levels, working with children and families are in an excellent position to make a difference in a child’s life. Thanks to the Quantum Foundation, this training will help you recognize signs and symptoms of a child in need.
The first 25 registrants will receive a KidSafe award winning Safety Book – “My Body is Special and Belongs to ME!”
Presenter: Denise Rye. Registered Mental Health Counselor Intern, Jupiter Counseling, and KidSafe Foundation Certified Trainer
About the Presenter: Denise Rye received her Masters of Science in Counseling Psychology from Palm Beach Atlantic University with an emphasis in both Mental Health Counseling and Marriage and Family Therapy. She currently practices in Jupiter and is also a Certified KidSafe Instructor, and Public Speaker. Denise has been involved in Human Trafficking training and prevention since 2004. She has been serving children, teens, and their families for the past 6 years through private counseling, community mental health, case management, and youth enrichment programs.
When: Saturday, October 15, 2016 from 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon.
Where: Gregory Hall, Room 115, Palm Beach Atlantic University. Gregory Hall is located at 1314 S. Dixie Highway in West Palm Beach. There is free parking on Dixie Highway and Acacia Road. (For a map of the University, go to www.pba.edu and click on Maps. Gregory Hall is Building 11 on the map.)
All participants will receive a certificate of attendance. Additionally, those who are 491 licensees will receive three Continuing Education Units with the state of Florida.
Event cost (includes 3 CEUs):
- $49.00 for non-SFACC members,
- $20.00 for SFACC clinical and affiliate members (Affiliate membership is free for students, pastors, ministry leaders, lay counselors, and non-licensed counselors working in exempt agencies).
- Counseling students, with ID, pay $10.
There will be handouts covering the above topic which are included in the registration cost. There will be a late registration fee of $10.00 for payments made the day of the event, so please register now to help us in planning for handouts and refreshments.
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Sponsored by the Graduate Counseling Program at Palm Beach Atlantic University and the South Florida Association of Christian Counselors (SFACC)
The Graduate Counseling Program of Palm Beach Atlantic University is authorized to offer CE credits by the Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy and Mental Health Counseling. Provider Number BAP #820-Exp. 3/2017. This seminar is sponsored by the South Florida Association of Christian Counselors, a group created to provide Christian continuing education opportunities for pastors and Christian mental health professionals.