Child Sexual Abuse Schedule
|10:45 AM – 12:15 PM||
Protecting the Privacy of Sexual Assault Survivors Who Are Minors
This interactive, hands-on workshop will increase advocates’ capacity to protect minor sexual assault survivors’ privacy rights. We will explore: How confidentiality and privilege impact advocates’ work with minor survivors; VAWA’s confidentiality requirements and how they affect work with minor survivors; and what victim services providers need to know about child abuse mandatory reporting laws when serving minors. We will discuss how to use a minor-focused organizational assessment; model polices; learning scenarios; and other tools to improve survivor-centered practices.
|1:45 PM – 3:15 PM||
Building Leaders to Keep Children Safe in Communities of Color using Indigenous Circle Process
This workshop will explore an intersectional approach to keeping children safe from childhood sexual assault, and all forms of harm, in a HUD residential housing community of 500 residents in Greenfield, Massachusetts. Parents and teens are trained in Circle Process and in bystander intervention using an indigenous curriculum based on indigenous values and traditions prior to colonization. Community leaders use Circle Process to resolve conflicts within the community and problem solve strategies for keeping children safe from harm.
|3:30 PM – 5:00 PM||
Lessons From Mirror Memoirs: Centering LGBTQI People of Color Who Survived Child Sexual Abuse
In this workshop, participants will hear audio excerpts and learn the initial findings of the Mirror Memoirs oral history and leadership development project, centering LGBTQI people of color who survived child sexual abuse. People will learn the methodology, use some of the stories as case studies to assess their organization’s readiness to support these survivors, and learn how allies can support the policy and advocacy agenda emerging from the survivors in this national project.
|9:00 AM – 10:30 AM||
Adolescents and Sexual Trauma: A Comprehensive Approach in Treatment Strategies