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This Month's CWLA Teleconference Focuses on Evidence-Based Treatment for Child Sexual Abuse

5/17/2005:   CWLA is holding the final session in its 2005 teleconference series, Competence On Call, on May 19. The highly acclaimed series provides agencies with a convenient, cost-effective way to keep staff informed and involved in critical child welfare issues. The modest registration fee includes one telephone line and a complete set of program materials.

The call on May 19, 2:00-3:30 p.m. EDT, will focus on two evidence-based models for child sexual abuse treatment: Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) and Forensically Sensitive Therapy (FST). TF-CBT is a treatment approach designed to help children and adolescents who suffered sexual abuse overcome Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, depression, and other behavioral and emotional difficulties. The program helps children to learn about sexual abuse and healthy sexuality, process traumatic memories, overcome problematic thoughts, feelings, and behaviors, and develop effective coping and body safety skills. FST employs evidence-based techniques and is based on the concept of traumagenic dynamics identified by Finkelhor and Browne.

Presenters will be Amy Hoch-Espada, a licensed psychologist with the New Jersey CARES Institute; Connie Nicholas Carnes, Executive Director of the National Children's Advocacy Center; and Amy Shadoin, Research Officer with the National Children's Advocacy Center.

Register for the teleconferences.

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