Understanding the Impact of Trauma on Boys

Course Description

In this workshop, attendees will receive an overview of the impact of trauma on children with a special focus on how sexual abuse, physical abuse, and other forms of trauma impact boys. Research suggests boys who have endured trauma are more reluctant to disclose abuse and, when they do, less likely to receive services. In light of these dynamics, the workshop offers suggestions for improved medical and mental health services for boys, as well as suggestions for forensic interviewers and investigators responding to cases of abuse or neglect involving boys.

Learning Objectives

1. Articulate factors identified by researchers that make boys particularly reluctant to disclose child abuse and neglect.

2. Articulate concrete steps for more sensitive responses to male victims during forensic interviews, police or child protection investigations, as well as medical and mental health screenings.

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