Wed, Apr 19|
Strategies for Preventing and Responding to Sexual Abuse of Youth with Disabilities
Nicole Klasey, Psy.D and Jessika Fuhrmaneck
Time & Location
Apr 19, 2023, 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM PDT
About the Event
Nicole Klasey, Psy.D
Sexual abuse of youth with disabilities is rarely talked about despite its high prevalence. This is problematic given how many system-involved youth have disabilities. It's crucial for those who support system involved youth to learn about this topic so they can prevent youth with disabilities from being sexually abused or effectively respond if the youth has been abused.
1. Participants will be able to identify at least 1 risk factor for sexual abuse with system-involved youth with disabilities.
2. Participants will be able to identify at least 1 preventive strategy to protect disabled youth from abuse.
3. Participants will be able to identify at least 1 strategy to support disabled youth when abused.
12:00-12:15pm Welcome and Introductions
12:15-1:15pm Sexual abuse and Disabilities overview
· Prevalence of sexual abuse
· Prevalence of disabilities with system-involved youth
· Risk factors for sexual abuse
1:15-1:45pm Sexual abuse with disabled youth and support strategies
· Prevalence of sexual abuse of youth with disabilities
· Prevention strategies
· Intervention strategies
1:45-2:00pm Questions & Answers, Closing
Meet Our Trainer
Nicole Klasey is a clinical psychologist who has worked with trauma survivors for 14 years. She currently consults with agencies on trauma-informed care, programming for commercially sexually exploited youth, vicarious trauma, and leadership development. Nicole has been training multidisciplinary audiences on trauma-related topics since 2015 and provides guest lectures at local universities on human trafficking.
Jessika Fuhrmaneck is a writer and public speaker who has been a dedicated advocate for the support and recovery of persons who have been exploited in the commercial sex trade and experienced trauma. She uses her lived experience to help train organizations across the country to advise and assist in developing trauma- informed programs and practices for working with trauma survivors. She has trained multidisiciniplinary audiences throughout California on trauma and commercial sexual exploitation
This course meets the qualifications for (2.0) BBS CE hours for LCSWs, LMFTs, LPCCs, and LEPs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences & is provided by Fred Finch Youth Center, CAMFT Provider #045295.