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From Hysteria to Hope: Bringing Reason to Sexual Abuse in Childhood

Thu November 21, 2019: 11:00 am-12:00 pm EST


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About This Webinar:

Approaching the topic of problematic sexual behavior in children and youth is often difficult and challenging. Exploring ways of prevention is vital in preparing families and professionals with ways to keep youth safe and thriving.

In this webinar, Dr. Letourneau informs participants of how problematic and/or illegal sexual behavior in childhood can be framed as a preventable public health problem. She describes the importance of understanding the developmental differences between older and younger children. Service providers, educators, and parents/caregivers learn the significance of perspective-taking and responding to younger children with empathy, how to distinguish healthy versus unhealthy relationships, explore why problematic and/or illegal sexual behavior happens and strategies for prevention.

Archived Recording:


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Dr. Elizabeth Letourneau is a Professor with the Department of Mental Health and Director of the Moore Center for the Prevention of Child Sexual Abuse at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health (JHSPH).

She has focused her career on developing and evaluating child sexual abuse prevention policy and practice.

Continuing Education (CE) Credit

Click the button below for CE credit
You will be prompted to complete an evaluation after which a link will be provided.

Continuing Education

  • Programming approval for 1.0 CE credits has been obtained for Social Work, Licensed Professional Counselors, and Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists from the UT Austin Steve Hicks School of Social Work. Check with your state licensing agency for reciprocity and/or credit approval if licensed for other professions or in one of the following states: CO, FL, HI, IA, KS, KY, MI, NY, ND, OH, OK. **Note: Eligibility for CE credit expires on November 21, 2023.
  • Case Manager: Case Management Continuing Education Credits from the Commission for Case Manager Certification are no longer available for this webinar. However, please click the button above to complete an evaluation to give us your feedback.
  • Certificates of completion are available for providers interested in documenting their professional development activities.

Event Materials

This webinar is part of the Sexual Behavior in Children & Youth (SBCY) Series hosted by MFLN Family Development. For more information on other professional development opportunities on this topic, visit the series homepage! 

SBCY Series – Homepage

4 Replies to “From Hysteria to Hope: Bringing Reason to Sexual Abuse in Childhood”

  1. Hi Cyndi!

    Certificates are usually emailed out within 24-48 hours of completing the evaluation and post-test. Some email providers will direct the certificates to your spam folder, so please make sure to check there first. If you check that folder and still haven’t received your certificate, please email us at mflnfamilydevelopment@gmail.com and we will be able to email you a copy of your certificate.

    Kalin Goble
    MFLN Family Development
    Programming Coordinator

  2. I completed this webinar and the test after, but haven’t received a certificate yet.

  3. Good morning Gloria! Yes, you can watch an archived recording of today’s webinar. It will be a be available on the event page within 1-2 business days of the live session. CE Credit will also be available for those viewing the archived webinar.

    Kalin Goble
    MFLN Family Development
    Programming Coordinator

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