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     Child Sexual Abuse Certificate Series Pilot
The Child Sexual Abuse Certificate Series consists of five revised trainings (totaling 48
hours) of training content specializing in Sexual Abuse. Participants who complete all
five trainings will receive a Sexual Abuse Certificate stating that they have completed
48 hours of content specializing in Sexual Abuse. It is recommended that participants
complete the trainings in order, based upon the training calendar scheduling. The five
trainings included in the Sexual Abuse Certificate Series are:
•    203: Overview of Child Sexual Abuse (pre-requisite for the rest of the series)
•    203: Sexuality of Children: Healthy Sexual Behaviors and Behaviors which Cause
     Concern
•    203: Working with Juveniles Who Sexually Offend
•    203: Investigative Interviewing in Child Sexual Abuse Cases
•    209: Family Reunification and Case Closure in Child Sexual Abuse Cases




                           What is a Pilot?
Piloting of a curriculum is a step in the quality assurance process that the Training
Program completes to ensure curriculum is written to best practice for the state
and that the content is what the targeted population needs and wants. A workshop
is piloted before it is made available for statewide delivery.

When you attend a Pilot Training you will be asked to participate in an After Action
Review. An After Action Review helps the Training Program determine the
success of the curriculum and helps to identify changes to be made to the content
and/or flow of the curriculum. During the After Action Review, participants are
asked to answer questions related to the content as well as your opinion of the
training.
            203: Overview of                                  203: Sexuality of Children:
           Child Sexual Abuse                                Healthy Sexual Behaviors and
                                                            Behaviors Which Cause Concern
  In the Commonwealth’s Child Abuse Annual Report              In this workshop, participants will learn normal
2006, the Pennsylvania Department of Public Welfare           development of children’s sexual knowledge and
 reports, “Sexual abuse was involved in 59 percent of             behavior as well as the family’s role in the
   all substantiated reports…” Based on this statistic,     development of healthy sexuality. It will focus on how
 Pennsylvania’s Child Welfare Professionals will likely     sexual abuse affects normal sexual development and
 encounter children who someone sexually abused. In          how to identify sexually reactive behavior, extensive
 preparation for the more specialized concepts in the       mutual sexual behavior, and perpetrating behavior in
   Child Sexual Abuse Certificate Series, this two-day       children. Also, management techniques for children
overview offers fundamental information necessary for            who exhibit sexually reactive behavior will be
  working with children, youth, and families at various                          presented.
  stages of the child welfare casework process facing
                                                            This workshop is eligible for six (6) hours of Continuing
    sexual abuse issues. Pertaining to sexual abuse,
                                                                Education Credits for LSW and LCSW licensure.
     trainees will discuss beliefs/values and possible
       effects on casework efforts, child welfare law,            Pilot Training Dates and Locations:
    individual and familial dynamics (including signs,
                                                                               April 8, 2009
characteristics, patterns, and cycles of sexual abuse),         Temple University Center City Campus (TUCC)
        as well as how this information is related to                      1515 Market Street
 collaborative service planning and delivery. Trainees                   Philadelphia, PA 19102
  gain this knowledge through trainer lecture, videos,               Presented by: Christina Kirchner
 and small and large group activities and discussions.                           May 5, 2009
     This workshop, which is a pre-requisite for the                        Altoona Training Room
                                                                             3333 Beale Avenue
   remaining Child Sexual Abuse Certificate Series, is                        Altoona, PA 16602
eligible for twelve (12) Continuing Education Credits for                Presented by: Brenda Manno
                LSW, and LCSW licensure.

      Pilot Training Dates and Locations:
             January 13 and 14, 2009
     Temple University Center City Campus (TUCC)
                1515 Market Street
              Philadelphia, PA 19102
            Presented by: Carla Sanders

                 April 6 and 7, 2009
               Altoona Training Room
                 3333 Beale Avenue
                 Altoona, PA 16602
             Presented by: Debbie Bauer
   203: Working with Juveniles                             203: Investigative Interviewing
      Who Sexually Offend                                   in Child Sexual Abuse Cases
This workshop serves as an overview for Child Welfare         Child Welfare Professionals require the attitudes,
  Professionals on the topic of working with juveniles        knowledge and skills necessary to provide quality
  who sexually offend. As Child Welfare Professionals     services to children and families. This training presents
 come into contact with juveniles who sexually act out     the critical components of carrying out investigations
  and/or offend, it is imperative that they be able to     when the sexual abuse of children is alleged, such as
identify and connect issues related to assessment and      how to structure an investigation, interface with other
    treatment issues throughout the case planning         professionals and conduct interviews will alleged child
 process. In this workshop, best practices in the areas   victims, siblings, non-offending caretakers and alleged
    of collaboration, service planning, permanency          perpetrators. The workshop examines the process of
planning, and placement, will be related to sex offense     safety and risk assessment during the investigation
          specific assessment and treatment.                    period of a child sexual abuse case as well as
                                                               implementing protective measures accordingly.
   This workshop is eligible for twelve (12) hours of
                                                             Through a culture lens, the workshop explores the
   Continuing Education Credits for LSW and LCSW
                                                                overall nature of sexual abuse, disclosure and
                      licensure.
                                                              recanting. It covers the key elements involved in
                                                           structuring a sound investigation including the issues
      Pilot Training Dates and Locations:                 of timing, location, sequencing and teaming with other
                                                            professionals in order to achieve desired outcomes.
             March 12 and 13, 2009                            Finally, the workshop presents the methods and
    Temple University Center City Campus (TUCC)              dynamics involved in interviewing the alleged child
               1515 Market Street
             Philadelphia, PA 19102                        victim, non-offending caretakers, alleged perpetrators
            Presented by: Jane Yeatter                                   and collaborative witnesses.

                May 21 and 22, 2009                          This workshop is eligible for twelve (12) hours of
                Altoona Training Room                        Continuing Education Credits for LSW and LCSW
                 3333 Beale Avenue                                              licensure.
                  Altoona, PA 16602
              Presented by: Jane Yeatter                        Pilot Training Dates and Locations:
                                                                       February 11 and 12, 2009
                                                               Temple University Center City Campus (TUCC)
                                                                          1515 Market Street
                                                                        Philadelphia, PA 19102
                                                                     Presented by: Elizabeth Bryant

                                                                           June 3 and 4, 2009
                                                                         Altoona Training Room
                                                                           3333 Beale Avenue
                                                                            Altoona, PA 16602
                                                                       Presented by: Debbie Bauer
                            209: Family Reunification
                   and Case Closure in Child Sexual Abuse Cases
   The process of reunification in child welfare cases in which sexual abuse has occurred requires the Child Welfare
Professional to take special measures within the reunification process. After attending this workshop, participants will
understand the safety issues present during the reunification process; the key ingredients needed in a safety plan; the
 critical treatment milestones that the victim, perpetrator and family must meet prior to reunification; and the process
                            that should be used when reunifying a family and closing a case.

        This workshop is eligible for six (6) hours of Continuing Education Credits for LSW and LCSW licensure.


                                      Pilot Training Dates and Locations:
                                                   May 1, 2009
                                    Temple University Center City Campus (TUCC)
                                               1515 Market Street
                                             Philadelphia, PA 19102
                                          Presented by: Jackie Goldstein

                                                    June 26, 2009
                                                Altoona Training Room
                                                 3333 Beale Avenue
                                                  Altoona, PA 16602
                                             Presented by: Brenda Manno
                                                     REGISTRATION
             The registration deadline for this workshop is 3 weeks prior to the scheduled workshop.

                                             Please register using the
                                                following methods:
                                   ♦Dial our Toll free registration line 1-877-297-7488
                                   ♦Email your registration to cwtpreg@pitt.edu
                                   ♦Fax your registration to 717-795-8013



   If you would like to register for the trainings located at     If you would like to register for the trainings located at
           Temple University Center City Campus,                                 the Altoona Training Room,
               please indicate which trainings                                please indicate which trainings
                   you would like to attend:                                      you would like to attend:

______ January 13 and 14, 2009                                  ______ April 6 and 7, 2009
        203: Overview of Child Sexual Abuse                             203: Overview of Child Sexual Abuse
        (pre-requisite for the rest of the series)                     (pre-requisite for the rest of the series)

______ February 11 and 12, 2009                                 ______ May 5, 2009
        203: Investigative Interviewing in                             203: Sexuality of Children: Healthy Sexual
        Child Sexual Abuse Cases                                       Behaviors and Behaviors Which Cause Concerns

______ March 12 and 13, 2009                                    ______ May 21 and 22, 2009
       203: Working with Juveniles Who Sexually Offend                 203: Working with Juveniles Who Sexually Offend

______ April 8, 2009                                            ______ June 3 and 4, 2009
        203: Sexuality of Children: Healthy Sexual                      203: Investigative Interviewing in Child Sexual
        Behaviors and Behaviors Which Cause Concerns                    Abuse Cases

______ May 1, 2009                                              ______ June 26, 2009
       209: Family Reunification and Case Closure in                    209: Family Reunification and Case Closure in
        Child Sexual Abuse Cases                                        Child Sexual Abuse Cases

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The Pennsylvania Child Welfare Training Program is a collaborative effort of the
University of Pittsburgh, School of Social Work, the Pennsylvania Department of
Public Welfare, and the Pennsylvania Children and Youth Administrators. It was
established to train direct service workers, supervisors, administrators, and
foster parents in providing social services to abused and neglected children and
their families. The Training Program is centrally managed and regionally
administered by the University of Pittsburgh, School of Social Work.

The Pennsylvania Child Welfare Training Program is made possible through
grant funds from the Department of Public Welfare to the University of
Pittsburgh.

The Mission of the Training Program is to train and provide technical support to
those working in the Child Welfare system and to support those working with us
to help families and communities to safely parent children and youth.




                University of Pittsburgh, School of Social Work
              The Pennsylvania Child Welfare Training Program
            403 East Winding Hill Road, Mechanicsburg, PA 17055
              Phone: (717) 795-9048 • Fax: (717) 795-8013
                            www.pacwcbt.pitt.edu