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2016 Mid-Year Conference

February 7–9, 2016

San Antonio, Texas

Recognize the Red Flags to Help Prevent Child Abuse

Tuesday, February 9, 2016 at 10:30 AM–12:00 PM CST
Trinity (30 Classroom)
Session Description

New stories about child sexual abuse are unfortunately becoming more common. Many of us work in settings with chidren and play a role in their safety. This session will cover information to help participants understand some of the misconceptions about child sexual abuse, recognize some of the red flags predators often exhibit, and learn about child abuse prevention training developed by Abuse Prevention Systems. This session applies to the following NCTRC Job Analysis areas: Foundational Knowledge, Administration of TR/RT Services, and Advancement of the Profession.

Learning Outcomes - Provide three measurable learning objectives for the session that relate to the NCTRC Job Anaylsis.

Upon completion of this session, participants will be able to:

1. verbalize three misconceptions about sexual abuse.

2. identify two characteristics of an abuser and one commonly used technique in the grooming process.

3. take back to their organization resource information that will help them develop a safety system for children they serve.

Detailed Session Outline - Include time spent on each portion of the outline. An example is given in the help text.

Welcome & Why This Topic (10 min)

Misconceptions About Child Abuse ( 15 min)

Characteristics of An Abuser (10 min)

Grooming Behaviors (15min)

Methods to Reduce Risk ( 10 min)

MYCAMP Safety System (15 min)

Final Discussion (15 min)

NCTRC Job Analysis.
Foundational Knowledge: Theories and Concepts, Practice Guidelines, Diagnostic Groupings
Administration of TR/RT Service: Personnel/ intern/volunteer management, Budgeting/fiscal management
Advancement of the Profession: Professionalism, Credential maintenance/ professional competencies, PR/promotion/marketing
Target Audience
New Graduates/New Professionals
Mid-Career Professionals
Seasoned Professionals


Dana R. Dempsey, M.S., CTRS, Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children