Child Sexual Abuse is a scary topic that can raise a lot of questions for parents. How do I speak to my child about sexual abuse in age-appropriate ways? How can I help prevent child sexual abuse? Should I have these conversations with my kids? If so, when? Along with giving parents a space to explore these questions, parents can expect this presentation to cover background information on the dynamics of child sexual abuse, everyday prevention tips, ideas on how to bring this conversation into the home, as well as a chance to practice responding to a disclosure. Parents will leave the presentation with plenty of resources to assist them going forward. This presentation is aimed at parents of elementary-school aged children, but parents of children of any age are welcome and encouraged to join the conversation!
Kat Stuehrk is the Northside Prevention Educator at Rape Victim Advocates. Kat has her Masters in Social Work and is 40-hour trained in Sexual Assault Crisis Intervention in both Illinois and Michigan. She has worked as a crisis interventionist and medical advocate for survivors of sexual violence, but now focuses her work on prevention and education. At RVA, Kat teaches prevention curriculum in schools throughout the city, and provides trainings to professionals, parents, and anyone else who is eager to join the movement to end rape culture.
For more information on Rape Victim Advocates visit: http://www.rapevictimadvocates.org