Chief Clinical Officer Dallas Children's Advocacy Center
As investigators we know that usually where there is one form of abuse, they may likely be other. Because of this, it is imperative that we know the characteristics of the many different crimes and offenders we are investigating, as they often reside in the same home and often are the same person. The presentation will discuss some very basic dynamics of child sexual abuse and will correlate the similarities in characteristics of the crime, characteristics of the offender, disclosure process and patters, victim grooming, recantation, and compliant victim characteristics to those that also exist in domestic violence. After attending this workshop you will be be able to identify multiple similarities between these two types of offenders. This workshop will be streamed live as scheduled and also be recorded and available On-Demand from August 12, 2020 until December 31, 2020.
Participants will have a better understanding of the demographics and characteristics of victims that might find themselves in an abusive relationship, as well as the characteristics of offenders and ways that they groom their victims to solidify a strong emotional bond in both CSA and DV.
Participants will learn about blocks to disclosure that can exist as a result of the victim dynamics and offender grooming and manipulation tactics for both DV and CSA.
Participants will learn about the overlap in DV and Child Sexual Abuse and how a coordinated team response is needed to address abuse in the home, rather than working these two crimes in silos.