As Chicago Children’s Advocacy Center’s signature training, “Keeping Children Safe” (formerly “Responding to Abuse”) educates professionals, caregivers and community members on child sexual abuse. Through lecture and group discussion, this presentation covers:
- how to define child abuse and child sexual abuse
- signs and symptoms of abuse, including the grooming process
- recognizing and intervening during concerning situations
- reacting to disclosures of sexual abuse
- trauma and its impact
- the mandated reporting process
- Chicago Children’s Advocacy Center’s role
- how to support children, families and yourself
Trainer: Julia Strehlow, MSW, LCSW is the Education and Outreach Manager at Chicago Children’s Advocacy Center. She has worked in the Chicago area since 2005, primarily in the fields of child welfare and restorative justice. She holds a Master of Social Work degree from the University of Illinois at Chicago’s Jane Addams College of Social Work, with a concentration in community health and urban development. Ms. Strehlow joined the team at Chicago Children’s Advocacy Center in May of 2012. There, she oversees and delivers training to thousands of social service professionals annually concerning the topics of child abuse, sexual abuse, mandated reporting and trauma.
*This training will be three hours long and held at the Chicago Children's Advocacy Center.