Hearing and Seeing What Young Children are Telling Us: An Overview of Child Sexual Abuse Dynamics, Assessment and Treatment

Thursday, May 8, 2014
9:00 a.m.4:00 p.m.

Adelphi University
Alumni House
Garden City Campus 
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About the Program

The sexual abuse of young children is both bewildering and disconcerting.  Moreover, the overwhelming majority of young children who are sexually abused are victimized by someone they know. The impact is staggering. This training will focus on what is important for interdisciplinary professionals and clinicians who work with sexually abused children to know. The instructor will begin with an overview of child sexual abuse. She will discuss risk factors and the immediate and long-term effects of this trauma on young children. Participants will learn to recognize symptoms and patterns of disclosure in young children-verbal, as well as through representational play. Also, the reasons young children recant will be examined. What is currently known about the perpetrators of child sexual abuse will also be addressed.  Finally, the instructor will examine common parental responses and how to support protective parents. Through case examples, lecture and discussion this training will offer a comprehensive overview of the salient issues in working with young children who have been sexually abused and their families. 

About the Instructor

Michele Many, M.S.W., LCSW, BAC, is a licensed clinical social worker and is the Chief of the Section of Social Work for the Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center, Department of Psychiatry.   Ms. Many is an authorized trainer in Psychological First Aid and utilized PFA in New Orleans in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina.  She is a primary clinician in several multidisciplinary teams including the Orleans Parish Infant Team, the Orleans Parish Court Team, and the Mental and Behavioral Health Capacity Project.  Ms. Many’s areas of expertise include child abuse, psychological first aid, professional self-care and grief and loss. 

Program Fees

Early registration before April 21, 2014: $105
Regular registration: $115
Adelphi Full-Time Faculty Fee: $85
Adelphi Full-Time Student Fee: $65


Register and pay your program fee online.

Register by Mail Download the registration form (PDF 672KB) and mail along with appropriate registration fee. Please make your check payable to Adelphi University. If your employer is paying the fee and you cannot send the payment with your registration form, please include a letter guaranteeing payment. Payment must be received by day of the Conference.

If you have any questions, please contact:

Marcy Safyer
Director Institute for Parenting
p - 516.877.3060
e - theinstituteforparenting@adelphi.edu

Scholarship funding to participate in this training may be available through the Educational Incentive Program (EIP). For more information visit tsg.suny.edu. You may also contact EIP at eip@tsg.suny.edu or 800.295.9616.

Credentialing Information and Continuing Education

  • Social Work
  • Nursing
  • Education
  • Psychology
  • NBCC

This program has been submitted for approval for a total of 6 continuing education/training/contact hours.

Social work CEU’s are given through the New York State Chapter of the NASW.

CASAC training hours: Program information has been submitted for approval to the New York State Office of Addiction and Substance Abuse Services Education and Training for credits toward recredentialing.

Education Hours/credits: May be received at the discretion of your school. We are happy to provide any information you may need to help towards your approval.

NBCCNBCC Credits/Hours:
Adelphi University Institute for Parenting is an NBCC-Approved Continuing Education Provider (ACEP™) and may offer NBCC-approved clock hours for events that meet NBCC requirements. The ACEP solely is responsible for all aspects of the program.

Continuing Education Certificates: Certificate of Attendance will be issued at the end of the conference.

Psychology CE credits: Adelphi University is approved by the American Psychological Association to offer continuing education credits for psychologists through the Adelphi University School of Social Work. Adelphi University maintains responsibility for the program and its content. Attendance to the entire conference is required. No partial credit is given. To apply for CE credits, contact the Institute for Parenting at 516.237.8513.

Nursing Contact Hours: This activity has been submitted to the Arizona Nurses' Association for approval to award contact hours. The Arizona Nurses Association is accredited as an approver of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

Confirmations: No confirmations will be issued due to the high volume of registrations.

Cancellation Policy: No refund can be made for cancellation seven or fewer working days before the event or for no-shows. Cancellations more than seven working days before a workshop will result in a refund less a $15.00 cancellation fee. Requests for refunds must be received in writing.

Disclaimer: The University reserves the right to cancel this or any program due to insufficient enrollment. Registrants will be notified and full refunds will be issued.


Should you require an accommodation based on a disability, or need to request an ASL interpreter, please contact the Office of Disability Support Services by phone at 516.877.3145 or email at DSS@adelphi.edu. Please allow for a reasonable time frame prior to the event; we suggest a minimum of five business days.

For additional information about this program, please contact:

Marcy Safyer, LCSW-R
Linen Hall, Room 11
p - 516.877.3060
e - msafyer@adelphi.edu

The Institute for Parenting
Adelphi University
1 South Avenue
P.O. Box 701
Garden City, NY 11530-0701

f - 516.237.8512

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