Creating a Safe Environment for Youth (Part 2): Trauma informed responses to disclosures of abuse & exploitation

Live 1.5 hour virtual training
September 28, 2022
11:00 Pacific, 1:00 Central, 2:00 Eastern

With the increase in number of reports of all types of youth maltreatment, it is critical that all youth workers have a strong understanding of how to respond, and who to contact when a child discloses abuse/exploitation to them. 

This workshop builds on the ideas presented in Part 1 by exploring how to have a strengths-based, trauma-informed conversation with the young person.  How can you best offer your support?  What are the 'does' and 'never does' that you want to consider?  What are your professional responsibilities in this situation?

Join us for this interactive presentation where we will be using a case study approach to identify key aspects of the interaction, and specific ways to respond. 

This interactive presentation is for parents, educators, foster parents, youth workers, and program administrators.

Learning Objectives:

  • Overview current information related to child abuse/exploitation in your state.

  • Identify key steps to take when responding to a child disclosing abuse/exploitation.

  • Outline the organizations that should be notified in the case of suspected or reported abuse/exploitation of a child.

  • Using a case study presented in our session, identify key aspects that may cause concern and how to respond supportively and effectively.

  • Create an initial list of tools for your organization to use to update/create protocols for employees to use when responding to disclosures of abuse/neglect.

CYC Certification Competency Domain:  Professionalism

ACYCP Members (membership subject to verification): $10 discount
Please contact Michael Mitchell or the CYC Office to get the discount code.  We will respond within 48 hours.

1.5 Class Hours

Created by

Deborah Getz, Re. D., CYC-P

Deb is an Associate Clinical Professor in the Department of Applied Health Science at Indiana University School of Public Health-Bloomington in Bloomington, Indiana. She is also the Secretary for CYCCB (Child and Youth Care Certification Board) as well as the Chair of the Higher Education Committee.

Dr. Getz is committed to supporting the professionalization of youth work in the U.S. She led the development of the IU APHS major and minor in youth development, actively engages in efforts to support national certification through the Child and Youth Care Certification Board and works to support awareness of issues critical to protecting child safety.