Jum, Jan 21 | General Meeting

JCCA: Preventing Sexual Abuse in Children: A Significant Contributor to CSEC Risk

Workshop Description: Studies show that between 70% and 90% of youth who have experienced CSEC also have a history of childhood sexual abuse. Researchers have noted that sexual abuse may be a particularly strong form of childhood trauma that functions as a “gateway” trauma, initiating increased risk
Registration is closed
JCCA: Preventing Sexual Abuse in Children: A Significant Contributor to CSEC Risk

Time & Location

Jan 21, 10:00 GMT-5 – Jan 22, 11:30 GMT-5
General Meeting

About the Event

Upcoming Guest Speaker: Dr. Ingrid Walker-Descartes MD, MPH, MBA, FAAP

Please Register Here: https://jccany.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJIqceCrpzkvGtcWq52WPwzNvSx-uttvwjVs

Day: Friday, January 21st

Time: 10:00am-11:30am

Title: Preventing Sexual Abuse in Children: A Significant Contributor to CSEC Risk

Workshop Description: Studies show that between 70% and 90% of youth who have experienced CSEC also have a history of childhood sexual abuse. Researchers have noted that sexual abuse may be a particularly strong form of childhood trauma that functions as a “gateway” trauma, initiating increased risk to other forms of victimization. Dr. Walker-Descartes will discuss the magnitude of the problem, how sexual abuse in children increases a child’s vulnerability to sex trafficking, and what we can do to prevent it. The first hour of this workshop will be a PowerPoint presentation, followed by a thirty-minute Q&A session.

Speaker Bio: Dr. Walker-Descartes has dual-board certifications in General Pediatrics and Child Abuse Pediatrics, which she practices in her clinical role in the Department of Pediatrics at Maimonides, where she also serves as an administrator. Dr. Walker-Descartes has published several articles in the International Journal of Child Abuse and Neglect as well as book chapters focused on the various forms of child maltreatment.

Registration: Please use the link below to register.

https://jccany.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJIqceCrpzkvGtcWq52WPwzNvSx-uttvwjVs

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Share This Event