Tackling Touchy Subjects: Body Safety Curriculum for Sexual Abuse Prevention and Recovery (12/14/20)


This is a live virtual training being held via ZOOM.
There is no cost for this event.

Presenter: Paris Goodyear-Brown, LCSW, RPT-S

Date: December 14, 2020
Time: 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm Eastern

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Tackling Touchy Subjects: Body Safety Curriculum for Sexual Abuse Prevention and Recovery with Paris Goodyear-Brown, LCSW, RPT-S

About the event

This curriculum begins with a celebration of our bodies, playfully approaches private parts and public parts, offers nuance in when, where, how and with whom children may engage in various forms of touch, body autonomy and safe and unsafe secrets. The curriculum offers multiple play therapy interventions for empowering children to set verbal and physical boundaries with others. Components of the curriculum are most appropriate for families of children with sexual behavior problems or in families who are working to develop safety procedures or new sexual behavior rules following inappropriate sexual behavior.

After the training, participants will be able to:

1) Define the relationship between boundaries in families and sexual boundary development

2) List five play therapy games used to help children and families define body boundaries

3) Articulate three characteristics of healthy child sexual behavior and three characteristics of sexual behavior that needs intervention

About the presenter

Paris Goodyear-Brown, the founder and director of Nurture House, is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and a Registered Play Therapist-Supervisor with 20+ years of experience in treating families in need. While she specializes in treating trauma (sexual abuse, physical abuse, maltreatment and neglect) and attachment disturbances, she often provides help for anxious, angry or depressed children and teens. A child development expert, she frequently provides parent consultation, dyadic assessment and parent coaching to help parents manage and resolve their children’s behavior problems.

Her books include Play Therapy with Traumatized Children, Trauma and Play Therapy: Helping Children Heal, Tackling Touchy Subjects, the Handbook of Child Sexual AbuseIdentification, Assessment, and TreatmentPlay Therapy with Traumatized Children: A Prescriptive Approach and The Worry Wars: An Anxiety Workbook for Kids and their Helpful Adults.

Additional Course Information

This event is approved for 2.0 hours of ongoing, elective foster parent training credit in a group setting for Kentucky foster parents.

If there are two adults in the same household that want to participate in this training, each person must register separately. Foster parent training credit is administered based on the duration of the meeting and each attendee’s participation. In order to receive credit, participants must be on video and visible to the moderators during the event.

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If you have questions about this event, please contact Karen Bowman at karen.bowman@uky.edu or 1-833-859-3278 (1-833-UKY-FAST).