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Childhood Sexuality: Understanding the Continuum of Sexual Behaviors in Children

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This course will address the complexities and challenges that teachers, treatment providers, case workers, guardians ad litem, CASA workers, foster and adoptive parents, and law enforcement staff face when attempting to understand and address many of the sexualized behaviors high-risk and traumatized children display. The primary focus of the training is on children who have experienced disruptions in healthy sexual development and therefore manifest a wide range of sexualized behaviors, from reactive to problematic and abusive. 

The day will begin with a overview of what constitutes healthy and expectable sexual behaviors and move to discuss the continuum of sexual behaviors that children display. This course is highly interactive with opportunities to discuss scenarios you may have experienced.

This training will be conducted in English but Spanish interpretation services and materials will be available upon request.

When? Wednesday, March 6th

What time? 9:00 a.m.—12:00 p.m. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m.

Where? Denver Police Department District 3—1625  S University Blvd.  Denver, CO 80210

Cost?

Early Bird (before February 21st) - $70

Regular Registration (after February 21st) - $90

Student and group discounts are available

Questions? Please contact Raquel Hernandez at Raquel@DenverCAC.org or 303.996.8594

 

Presenter: 
Gizane Indart, Psy.D.

Dr. Gizane Indart is the Executive Director of the Denver Children’s Advocacy Center (DCAC) for the training, prevention and treatment of child abuse and neglect. Gizane is a bilingual and bicultural professional who has worked with traumatized children and their families since the early 1990s. Gizane is a fellow at the ChildTrauma Academy under the direction of Dr. Bruce Perry. She speaks locally, nationally, and internationally on the impact of abuse and neglect in early development, attachment difficulties in children exposed to maltreatment, short term and long term consequences of children exposed to early trauma, and sexualized behaviors in children. Gizane is a member of the International Society for the Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect, the Children’s Cabinet Subcommittee, and of the Early Childhood Mental Health Infrastructure of Colorado. Additionally, Gizane serves as a consultant for the Child Abuse and Neglect Unit at the Children’s Hospital in Buenos Aires, Argentina. In 2018, Gizane was invited to be a member of the Denver District Attorney’s Advisory Council on Immigration.

When: 
Wednesday, March 6, 2019 8:30 am to 12:00 pm
Fee(s): 
Early Bird (before February 21st) - $70
Regular (after February 21st) - $90
Location: 
Denver Police Department District 3

1625 S University Blvd. Denver, CO 80210