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From Hysteria to Hope: Bringing Reason to Sexual Abuse in Childhood

Thu November 21, 2019: 11:00 am-12:00 pm EST


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About This Webinar:

Approaching the topic of problematic sexual behavior in children and youth is often difficult and challenging. Exploring ways of prevention are vital in preparing families and professionals with ways to keep youth safe and thriving.

In this webinar, Dr. Elizabeth Letourneau informs participants of how problematic and/or illegal sexual behavior in childhood can be framed as a preventable public health problem. She describes the importance of understanding the developmental differences between older and younger children. Service providers, educators, and parents/caregivers learn the significance of perspective-taking and responding to younger children with empathy, how to distinguish healthy vs. unhealthy relationships, explore why problematic and/or illegal sexual behavior happens and strategies for prevention.

Archived Recording:


Dr. Elizabeth Letourneau is a Professor with the Department of Mental Health and Director of the Moore Center for the Prevention of Child Sexual Abuse at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health (JHSPH).

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She has focused her career on developing and evaluating child sexual abuse prevention policy and practice. As inaugural director of the Moore Center, Dr. Letourneau’s efforts include developing and evaluating child sexual abuse prevention interventions that target adolescents, parents, and youth-serving organizations. She is also leading an evaluation of federal policy impacts on violence prevention, and a large-scale project to develop more effective methods for communicating about child sexual abuse as a preventable public health problem.

Continuing Education (CE) Credit

Click the button below for CE credit
You will be prompted to complete an evaluation after which a link will be provided.

Continuing Education

Programming approval for 1.0 CE credits has been obtained for Social Work, Licensed Professional Counselors, and Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists from the UT Austin Steve Hicks School of Social Work. Check with your state licensing agency for reciprocity and/or credit approval if licensed for other professions or in one of the following states: CO, FL, HI, IA, KS, KY, MI, NY, ND, OH, OK

Case Manager: Case Management Continuing Education Credits from the Commission for Case Manager Certification are no longer available for this webinar. However, please click the button above to complete an evaluation to give us your feedback.

Certificates of completion are available for providers interested in documenting their professional development activities.

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The webinar is part of the Sexual Behavior in Children & Youth (SBCY) Series hosted by MFLN Family Development. For more information on other trainings on this topic, visit the series homepage!

SBCY Series – Homepage

4 Replies to “From Hysteria to Hope: Bringing Reason to Sexual Abuse in Childhood”

    1. Hi Cyndi!

      Certificates are usually emailed out within 24-48 hours of completing the evaluation and post-test. Some email providers will direct the certificates to your spam folder, so please make sure to check there first. If you check that folder and still haven’t received your certificate, please email us at mflnfamilydevelopment@gmail.com and we will be able to email you a copy of your certificate.

      Kalin Goble
      MFLN Family Development
      Programming Coordinator

    1. Good morning Gloria! Yes, you can watch an archived recording of today’s webinar. It will be a be available on the event page within 1-2 business days of the live session. CE Credit will also be available for those viewing the archived webinar.

      Kalin Goble
      MFLN Family Development
      Programming Coordinator

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