Parents are often afraid to foster or adopt a child who has experienced sexual abuse, but children can and do heal from this type of abuse. In this course, we talk with Dr. Jennifer Shaw a Clinical Psychologist with the Gill Institute for Trauma Recovery who specializes in the assessment and treatment of trauma in children, especially those who present with sexual behavior problems. She discusses what parents can do to help the child heal.

Course objectives:

  • Describe the types of abuse considered "sexual abuse."
  • Describe common behaviors of a child that indicate that child has been sexually abused.
  • Describe the safeguards to have in place when accepting placement of a child who may have been sexually abused.
  • Describe what parents can do to help children heal from sexual abuse.


*Your course will remain active for 180 days from purchase date.

This course aligns with the following regulatory requirements.

Hague Treaty on Intercountry Adoption*

 96.38 (b)(7)

 96.48 (b)(4)

96.48 (c)




*Important Information for agencies on Hague Training Requirements