Online Training: Working with Families After Sexual Abuse Has Occurred

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Length of Training: Four Hours
Credit: 4 CE Credit Hours
Cost of training: $120.00

Purchase price includes access to training video and material for 10 days. Participants will be eligible for a Certificate of Completion.

This program is co-sponsored by Safer Society Press and Continuing Excellence, LLC

This workshop addresses the issue of adolescents sexually abusing others in their family. Decades of science and practice have shown that sexual abuse within families cannot be addressed effectively by any single discipline. Working with families in which sexual abuse has occurred can require expertise in many areas, including understanding the effects of abuse on those who are victimized as well as other family members. It also requires that we understand the elements of the adolescent’s life that led him or her to abuse. As well, professionals need to understand the factors that may contribute to further abuse if there is no intervention as well as the factors that can help to prevent it from happening again. 

This workshop will address the systemic collaboration necessary to work with families after sexual harm has occurred. It addresses areas such as addressing client responsibility, family therapy, and how to conduct family reunification. It will involve audience discussion and case examples.

Topics to be covered include:
1) Inter-agency and inter-disciplinary collaboration in working with families
2) Ensuring victim safety
3) Family work with adolescents who have sexually abused
4) Strategies for family reunification
5) Common issues that occur within family work

After participating in this training, you will be better able to:
1) Explain the importance of (and barriers to) collaboration between victim-serving agencies and those providing services to the adolescent who caused harm.
2)  Determine how to initiate services to increase victim safety.
3) Describe the importance of family work with adolescents who have caused sexual harm (in addition to other interventions).
4) Design interventions to ameliorate the impact of abuse on the family.
5) Generate strategies for individualized family reunification.
6) Prepare specific interventions for common circumstances in family work.

Four Hours of Training

The training session runs for four hours. The charge is $120. To be eligible for the CE credits, you must watch the training, complete a quiz, and submit an evaluation form. Evaluation Form: If you seek only psychology credits, the evaluation is optional, and you can remain anonymous.

Continuing Education Credit Hours

Continuing Excellence, LLC is approved by the American Psychological Association (APA) to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Continuing Excellence, LLC maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

Access to training materials and video will last for 10 days following the payment of the registration fee. All registrants will be eligible for a Certificate of Completion for 4 CE credit hours.

Training registration fees are non-refundable.

Tyffani Monford Dent, Psy.D.
Licensed Psychologist, Consultant, Trainer; Monford Dent Consulting & Psychological Services, LLC

Dr. Tyffani Monford Dent is a licensed psychologist. She has served as a consultant and trainer under various federal and state grants. In addition, Dr. Dent has been appointed to various state and county committees focused on those within the juvenile justice system. Dr. Dent provides mental health trainings and has served as a panelist at conferences focused on culturally informed mental health services, gender-responsive treatment, the school-to-prison pipeline and black girls, educating black girls in white spaces, intersectionality and social justice work throughout the United States. She has been featured on local and national news programs addressing the importance of emotional wellness in Black communities, mental health in times of national crisis, and the school-to-prison pipeline’s impact on Black Girls.

Dr. Dent is the Owner of Monford Dent Consulting & Psychological Services, LLC through which she provides ongoing mental health consultation and assessments. In 2020, she co-founded Centering Sisters, LLC, an organization dedicated to projects that center the needs of Black Women, Girls, and Femmes.

Dr. Dent is the author of three books: Girls Got Issues: A Woman’s Guide to Self-discovery & Healing, You Got This! A Girl’s Guide to Growing Up, and Black Girl: Unapologetically and the co-author of two others: Becoming Who I Want to Be: A Good Lives Workbook for Young Women and its accompanying Counselor’s Edition. Dr. Dent’s primary area of interests are sexual violence prevention and intervention on the continuum, the role of intersectionality in the lives of Black and Brown girls/women, and culturally informed work with those within the juvenile justice and educational systems.

Additional Information

This training is for professionals working with people who have who have perpetrated abuse. Professionals who will benefit from this training include social workers, psychologists, clinical counselors, and interested paraprofessionals

Content Level
Intermediate to Advanced

The presenter has published materials related to this training from which they may benefit financially.

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