DSW Candidate – Megan O’Brien, LCSW, 10:30 AM – 11:45AM


Virtual Showcase of DSW Scholars 2024 Event!

The Influence of Social Stigma on Treatment Outcomes for Childhood Sexual Abuse Survivors: A Comprehensive Approach

DSW Candidate – Megan O’Brien, LCSW

Monday, April 22, 2024

10:30 AM – 11:45AM Eastern Time Zone

Credit Hours: 1.0

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The Influence of Social Stigma on Treatment Outcomes for Childhood Sexual Abuse Survivors: A Comprehensive Approach

Childhood sexual abuse is a global concern that affects many of our youth. The social stigma that is attached to childhood sexual abuse is shown to have a negative impact upon a victim’s wellbeing as well as the effectiveness of treatment methods. This presentation explores the effects of social stigma and how it effects victims once the abuse is no longer occurring. Barriers to treatment will be discussed, as well as current stigmas, perceptions, and myths surrounding childhood sexual abuse. Finally a comprehensive educational program is discussed as a solution to combat social stigma, thus creating positive outcomes for victims of childhood sexual abuse.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Identify the impact of childhood sexual abuse on victims.
  2. Describe barriers to treatment and its impact on well-being.
  3. Apply the comprehensive solution to social stigma and determine how this can improve victim’s treatment outcomes.

Delivery Method: Live Interactive Training via Zoom Video Conferencing

Credit Hours: 1.0 (ACE)

Target Audience: This conference is intended for social workers and students.


Accreditation: University of Kentucky College of Social Work, Provider # 1377, is approved as an ACE provider to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Regulatory boards are the final authority on courses accepted for continuing education credit. ACE provider approval period: 9/29/22-9/29/25. Social workers participating in this conference will receive up to 15 general continuing education credits.

Claiming CE Credit: Instructions for claiming CE credit will be disseminated at the beginning of each session.

Questions: If you have any questions regarding CE credit or to report a grievance, please contact Melissa Whitaker at melissa.whitaker@uky.edu. For technical assistance, please contact lmshelp@uky.edu.