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Identifying Child Molesters: Preventing Child Sexual Abuse by Recognizing the Pattern of Offenders

This is a book study the purchase price includes a copy of the book: "Identifying Child Molesters: Preventing Child Sexual Abuse by Recognizing the Patterns of the Offenders" by Carla van Dam, Ph.D. Note: The book is provided by mail for both home study and online orders. A course for all counseling practitioners but for sex therapists and sex offender therapists as well. Identifying Child Molesters will teach you to better protect children from potential child sexual molesters long before any abuse might otherwise have occurred. Here you'll learn to recognize and understand the seemingly invisible steps that typically precede child sexual abuse. These stories of molesters, their families, and their victims, will enable you to more accurately see through a potential molester's charming demeanor and better protect the children in your life.

Course Description

This is a book study the purchase price includes a copy of the book. Identifying Child Molesters will teach you to better protect children from potential child sexual molesters long before any abuse might otherwise have occurred. Here you'll learn to recognize and understand the seemingly invisible steps that typically precede child sexual abuse. These stories of molesters, their families, and their victims, will enable you to more accurately see through a potential molester's charming demeanor and better protect the children in your life. A course for all counseling practitioners but for sex therapists and sex offender therapists as well. : "Identifying Child Molesters: Preventing Child Sexual Abuse by Recognizing the Patterns of the Offenders" by Carla van Dam, Ph.D. Note: The book is provided by mail for both home study and online orders. About the Author: Dr. Carla van Dam is a clinical and forensic psychologist currently working primarily in the State of Washington. She consults with organizations, provides psychological evaluations, trains professional groups on issues regarding child safety, and teaches university classes. She has a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology, is licensed as a psychologist in the state of Washington, and registered as a psychologist in the province of British Columbia as well as in the Northwest Territories. In 1986 she received the Canadian Medal of Bravery. She is a member of numerous professional organizations, and has published articles, books, and pamphlets on the topic of child sexual abuse. Her publications are The Socially Skilled Child Molester: Differentiating Sex Offenders from the Falsely Accused (2006), and Identifying Child Molesters: Preventing Child Sexual Abuse by Recognizing the Patterns of the Offenders (2001).

Objectives:

  1. Participants will be able to and identify the behavior patterns typically associated with those who might be child molesters.

  2. Participants will be able to describe cues that should be warning signs.

  3. Participants will be able to scrutinize for inappropriate conduct.

  4. Participants will be able to differentiate between worrisome behavior and behaviors that are harmless.

  5. 5. Participants will be able to identify behaviors, thoughts, and feelings that enable child molesters.

Total CE Credits: 15.0 CE Credits

Training Agenda:

Hour One

The Problem: A detailed description of the problem of identifying child molesters.

Hour Two

Definition of Terms, Guiding Treatment, Guiding Research

Hour Three

Guiding Relationships, Guiding Intervention

Hour Four

Psychological Issues, Moral Issues, Cultural Issues

Hour Five

Incidence and Prevalence

Hour Six

Demographics: Who are Child Molesters?

Hour Seven

The Nature of Sexual Attraction to Children, Justifying the Interest

Hour Eight

Grooming: Adults and Children

Hour Nine

The Social Climate that