Through the Lens of Trauma: Preventing & Responding to Harmful Sexual Behavior in Young People Presenter: Jill Levenson, Ph.D., LCSW If we want to address and prevent sexual behavior problems with children and adolescents, we need to incorporate knowledge about the development of sexually abusive behavior into a comprehensive primary prevention scheme woven into the […]

Training Description:Youth-serving organizations (YSOs) across Massachusetts support healthy child development in our communities in a multitude of ways, yet share one essential, universal duty: to provide safety and security for the children they serve. Join this 90-minute interactive workshop to learn how to identify concrete ways your program can evaluate and develop policies, procedures, and […]

Hitting Reset: Understanding Gamer Culture and Its Implications for Child and Adolescent Treatment Presenter: David Delmonico, Ph.D., Stephen Kuniak, Ph.D., and Natalie Drozda, Ph.D. Apex. Halo. Minecraft. Fortnite. LoL. GTA. WoW. Roblox. According to a Pew Research study in2018, an estimated 90% of 13-17-year-old adolescents play video games on their computer, gaming console, or cell […]

The 26th annual joint conference will be a virtual event on April 3 & 4, 2024. Secure your spot now for this one-of-a-kind educational opportunity by two leading organizations preventing, treating and assessing problematic sexual behaviors in youth.  Cost (early bird rate): $99 for one day, $180 for two daysSpecial discounts available for students with current .edu […]

Not Just Fun and Games: Using Biofeedback to Enhance Self-regulation Presenter: Kevin Creeden, M.A., LMHC Perhaps the most significant impact of interpersonal trauma is the diminished capacity to regulate the intensity and duration of affective states such as fear, anger, and sexual impulses. Not only do many of the youth we treat struggle to regulate […]

Preventing Child Sexual Abuse through Connection and Support: Lessons from Stop It Now! and WhatsOK Presenter: Jenny Coleman, MA, LMHC For decades, child sexual abuse has been addressed primarily with reactive approaches, after a child is harmed. In recent years, however, there has been an increase in support for the development of primary prevention initiatives—specifically, […]

Primary Prevention in Educational Settings: Webinar hosted by The International Society for the Prevention of Child Abuse & Neglect. This webinar contains valuable information about both the CAP approach to child abuse and neglect prevention, and the International Center for Assault Prevention (ICAP). Since it was produced, ICAP has ended as a central organizing office. […]