Preventing Child Sexual Abuse in Communities: Skills for Therapists

Presented by Martha Tumblin, MEd, LISW-CP on 05-17-2019 at 9 a.m. Pacific (noon Eastern) to 11 a.m. Pacific (2 p.m. Eastern)

It takes a village to protect a child. Child sexual abuse may be the most prevalent health problem children face, with an extremely serious array of consequences. As many as 1 in 10 children will experience contact sexual abuse before their 18th birthday.

This means that whether someone is an adult who works with youth, a parent, a relative, or another community member, it is highly likely they know or care for someone who has experienced, or is currently experiencing, child sexual abuse. Child sexual abuse unfortunately often happens whether communities are prepared or not. The good news is it can be prevented, and therapists can play a role in prevention.

In this 2 hour continuing education web conference, Martha Tumblin, MEd, LISW-CP will explain skills adults can bring into their communities to change the sociocultural norms that enable children to be abused.

Martha will discuss Darkness To Light’s 5 Steps to Protecting Our Children, which outlines how to prevent, recognize, and react responsibly to child sexual abuse, as well as outline strategies from Darkness To Light's evidence-informed Stewards Of Children training curriculum. She will also cover material from Preventing Child Sexual Abuse Within Youth Serving Organizations, published by the Center for Disease Control (CDC). These resources all inform the therapist’s role in primary prevention. 

This introductory instructional level web conference is designed to help clinicians: 

  1. Recite statistics about the prevalence and consequences of child sexual abuse. 
  2. Recognize at-risk situations where children may be abused.
  3. Apply corrective measures to minimize risks for abuse. 
  4. List gold standard recommendations for employee screening. 
  5. Summarize ways they can get more involved in child sexual abuse prevention initiative. 

Statement of program material's accuracy, utility, and risks: The information presented in this program is derived from the research studies referenced in Darkness to Light’s Stewards of Children training workbook and The Center for Disease Control’s publication, Preventing Child Sexual Abuse Within Youth Serving Organizations.

Declaration of conflicts of interest and commercial support: None

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Continuing Education (CE) Information

2 CE contact hours will be provided by GoodTherapy for attending this web conference in its entirety.

GoodTherapy is an Approved Education Provider by NAADAC, The Association for Addiction Professionals (provider #135463). Of the eight counselor skill groups ascribed to by NAADAC, this course is classified within Counseling Services. 

GoodTherapy is an NBCC-Approved Continuing Education Provider (ACEPTM) and may offer NBCC-approved clock hours for events that meet NBCC requirements.

This organization, GoodTherapy, provider #1352, is approved as a provider for social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) www.aswb.org through the Approved Continuing Education (ACE) Program. GoodTherapy.org maintains responsibility for the program. ASWB Approval Period: 03/30/2019 - 03/30/2022. Social workers should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval for continuing education credits. Social workers participating in this course will receive 2 clinical continuing education clock hours. 

GoodTherapy is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. GoodTherapy maintains responsibility for this program and its content. GoodTherapy.org received APA approval in May 2011. Events after 2011 may meet APA requirements for Continuing Education credits.

GoodTherapy, LLC is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #SW-0395.

GoodTherapy, LLC is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed marriage and family therapists #MFT-0022 and for licensed mental health counselors #MHC-0031.

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Meet the Presenter

Martha Tumblin, MEd, LISW-CP

Martha Tumblin, MEd, LISW-CP

Martha Tumblin is licensed by the state of South Carolina as a Licensed Independent Social Worker-Clinical Practice. She has 45 years of professional service as a consultant, trainer, educator, and psychotherapist specializing in addictive illness disorders and family systems while working in substance abuse treatment centers, teaching hospitals, and higher education institutions. 

For the past 15 years Martha’s professional interests have also included developing community-based initiatives and curricula that empower and equip organizations and adults to prevent child sexual abuse. She has consulted with Darkness to Light, an international nonprofit organization since it was founded and serves as a Certifying Instructor and Facilitator for their Stewards of Children child sexual abuse prevention training. 

Continuing Education Provider Approvals

  • aceGoodTherapy.org is Approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. GoodTherapy.org maintains responsibility for this program and its content. GoodTherapy.org received APA approval in May 2011. Events after 2011 may meet APA requirements for Continuing Education credits.
  • Logo GoodTherapy.org has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 6380. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. GoodTherapy.org is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.
  • Logo This course has been approved by GoodTherapy.org, as a NAADAC Approved Education Provider, for educational credits. NAADAC Provider #135463. GoodTherapy.org is responsible for all aspects of their programming.
  • aceGoodTherapy.org, provider #1352, is approved as a provider for social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) www.aswb.org through the Approved Continuing Education (ACE) Program. GoodTherapy.org maintains responsibility for the program. ASWB Approval Period: 03/30/2019 - 03/30/2022. Social workers should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval for continuing education credits. Social workers participating in this course will receive 2 clinical continuing education clock hours.
  • GoodTherapy.org, LLC is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #SW-0395.
  • GoodTherapy.org, LLC is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed marriage and family therapists #MFT-0022 and for licensed mental health counselors #MHC-0031.
  • Person Centered Tech, LLC is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Person Centered Tech, LLC maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

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