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Childhood Sexual Abuse

Author: Heidi Dalzell, Psy.D.
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Course Created: 2008

Practice Level: Beginner to Intermediate

No book to buy Duration: 2 hours
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Course Summary

Childhood sexual abuse is a traumatic experience that has ranging and lasting effects. Due to the prevalence of childhood sexual abuse, clinicians with encounter clients who have been victimized as children. This course will examine the impact of sexual abuse on children and adult survivors. It will review ways to help individuals heal from these early experiences.

Course Format

This course contains downloadable online lessons (PDF or Word) and a practice test. When you're ready, purchase the course by clicking the "Add To Cart" button. This will let you take the test, complete the course evaluation and receive your certificate for CE credits.

Learning Objectives

  • Identify the incidence of childhood sexual abuse.
  • The participant will demonstrate familiarity with the criteria for PTSD.
  • Explain disorders which can result from childhood trauma.
  • Describe core issues for survivors of sexual abuse.

Course Syllabus

  • Introduction
  • Definition of Sexual Abuse
  • Stages of Sexual Victimization
  • Defining Trauma
  • PTSD and Trauma Responses
  • Factors that Influence an Individual's Reaction to Stress
  • Effects of Trauma and Sexual Abuse
  • Treatment of Childhood Sexual Abuse

Social Workers:

This organization, CE4Less, provider #1115, is approved as a provider for social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB), through the Approved Continuing Education ACE) program. CE4Less maintains responsibility for the program. ASWB Approval Period: 8/8/2015-8/8/2018. Social workers should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval.


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