SHIFT Psycho Educational Program – Dunbar, WV
December 5 @ 7:30 am - 4:00 pm
This workshop is for individuals exposed to child sexual abuse images AND mental health professionals working with them. Team taught by a mental health professional and a law enforcement officer, this course offers professionals who are exposed to child sexual abuse images at work and who may interact often with child sex offenders (e.g., law enforcement officers, forensic analysts, prosecutors, etc.), the opportunity to learn about the causes and symptoms of the negative effects that may occur as a result of their duties and ways to mitigate them.
Mental health professionals learn about the challenges faced by professionals exposed to child pornography and other operations involving child sex offenders. The course also will provide mental health professionals with tools to help exposed individuals.
Who should attend?
- Forensic analysts
- Court workers
- Social workers
- Employee Assistance Program
Physiological Effects and Symptoms of Chronic Exposure to Child Abuse Images
Factors that Contribute to Additional Negative Impacts
Resiliency and Coping Skills
Integrating Mental Health Professionals
Family, Friends and Spousal Support
Nature & Scope of Child Sexual Abuse Images and Offender Networks
Mental Health Professionals and Law Enforcement Agents Working Together
Self Care Techniques for the Mental Health Professional and Exposed Individual
~Certificates of Attendance will be Provided for POST Credit~
Please note: All attendees are responsible for reserving their own lodging and/or transportation needs.