Thursday, June 13, 2019
Child sexual abuse and online sexual exploitation are prevalent in all areas of the world that have been studied. At some point social service workers are likely to encounter victims of abuse and exploitation, and work with their caregivers and families. In doing so, it is critical to be aware of factors that render children and adolescents vulnerable to sexual abuse and online exploitation, recognize possible indicators of victimization, and adopt a trauma-informed, rights-based approach to working with children and families who have experienced abuse or exploitation.
The webinar will address the following key questions:
- What are the definitions and dynamics of child sexual abuse?
- What are common forms of online sexual exploitation?
- What are the common risk factors and potential behavioral indicators that may signal victimization?
- Which technics of grooming are used by offenders?
- What is considered under the concept of trauma-informed care?
- How should trauma-informed strategies be applied in working with abused/exploited children?
Ms. Bindu Sharma serves as the Asia-Pacific Policy Director at the International Centre for Missing and Exploited Children (ICMEC). Based in Singapore, she leads the ICMEC program in the region to expand ICMEC’s policy, advocacy and research agenda; and establish multi-stakeholder partnerships that enhance and enrich frontline practices in child protection. She chairs the Asia Pacific Financial Coalition Against Child Pornography, a collaborative initiative with the financial payments and technology industry and law enforcement. Bindu is the author of the book, “Contextualizing CSR in Asia”, a broad survey detailing the history and practice of corporate social responsibility, published in 2013. Bindu serves on the Board of Directors of the International Centre for Not-for-Profit Law (ICNL), USA, and is a member of the Audit Committee. Bindu holds Master of Arts degrees in Public Policy and International Development from the Sanford School of Public Policy, Duke University, USA, and in Economics from the Delhi School of Economics, Delhi University, and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from the Jesus & Mary College, Delhi University, India.
Dr. Jordan Greenbaum, MD, is a U.S.-based child abuse physician who received her degree from Yale School of Medicine, USA. She is the medical director of the Global Health and Well-being Initiative with the International Centre for Missing and Exploited Children and the medical director of the Institute on Healthcare and Human Trafficking at the Stephanie Blank Center for Safe and Healthy Children at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta. She co-chairs the Human Trafficking committee for the Ray Helfer Society and the Education/Training committee for HEAL Trafficking, an organization of medical professionals working on human trafficking issues. Dr. Greenbaum has served on national committees and workgroups regarding human trafficking and has testified for US Congressional committees. She co-authored a clinical report and a policy statement regarding child trafficking for the American Academy of Pediatrics. Dr. Greenbaum provides local, national and international trainings on child trafficking and exploitation.
The webinar will be moderated by Natia Partskhaladze, Senior Technical Advisor, Global Social Service Workforce Alliance.
Following the presentations, there will be time for questions and answers.