Child Sexual Abuse - A Case Study on Trauma Focused Screening and Intervention

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Focus of this Training:

This webinar will focus on screening, initial response and trauma-focused interventions for childhood sexual abuse. The webinar will use an interactive, problem-based learning format, in which a clinical vignette of a 16-year-old female victim of sexual abuse will be presented and discussed. The first part of the webinar will address the mental health issues that we typically see in cases of childhood sexual abuse, with a specific emphasis on sleep problems. The presenters will discuss challenges in mental health screening in pediatric settings and how to identify traumatic stress symptoms related to remote trauma. The second half of the presentation will focus on how to use trauma-focused interventions to address some common symptoms of sexual trauma, incorporating skills from Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. The presentation will provide space for interactive discussions with participants.

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Webinar Date:

July 20, 2023




Trauma Informed Care
Child Sexual Abuse
Trauma Related Sleep Disturbances
Presentation Slides - Child Sexual Abuse - A Case Study on Trauma Focused Screening and Intervention
Watch Previous Webinar - Trauma Informed Mental Health Care
TF-CBT Program
Lifeline For Kids Website
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Learning Objectives:

Identification, pediatric response and treatment for youth with trauma, symptoms of depression and suicidality
Trauma Definitions
Stress Response Systems
12 Core Concepts for understanding traumatic stress responses in children and families.
Treating Sleep in the Context of Trauma - How sleep treatment can be interwoven into response and treatment
Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

Presented By:

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Brooks Keeshin, MD
Child Abuse Pediatrician and Child Psychiatrist at the University of Utah
Brooks provides trauma informed psychiatric services at Primary Children’s Center for Safe and Healthy Families and is the Associate Vice Chair of Child Mental Health at the Huntsman Mental Health Institute. Dr. Keeshin’s academic efforts focus on detecting and responding to children, adolescents and youth at risk for traumatic stress and suicide. He is director of the Utah Psychotropic Oversight Program, which is responsible for ensuring that all youth in foster care receive safe, evidence based and trauma informed psychiatric treatment. Dr. Keeshin is also the director of Pediatric Integrated Post-trauma Services (PIPS), a Category II Center of the National Child Traumatic Stress Network.
Zlatina Kostova, PhD
Clinical psychologist and the Director of Training at Lifeline For Kids at Department of Psychiatry at the University of Massachusetts Chan Medical School.
With a strikingly multidisciplinary and multicultural education obtained in Italy, Switzerland and the US, she has a strong background in clinical psychology and her main interests lie in the area of childhood trauma and mindfulness-based interventions. Dr. Kostova is an international trainer in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), an MBCT qualified teacher and she is also a certified trainer for teaching trauma-informed curricula developed by the National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN), including the Core Concepts of Childhood Trauma and Resource Parents Curriculum. On the research side, Dr. Kostova authored several peer-reviewed journal articles, contributed to book chapters, and presented to a number of international scientific conferences. Dr. Kostova is the NCTSN representative in Italy and Switzerland, where she is currently implementing evidence-based treatments for children and adolescents and collaborating with several universities and networks.