Preventing and Responding to Child Sexual Abuse

This session is from the NASP 2021 Annual Convention

  • PMD: 4,6
  • Skill Level: Advanced
  • Session 1: Promoting Safe and Positive Schools

Learner Objectives

This session will help participants…

  1. understand current legislation regarding requirements of public schools to provide child sexual abuse prevention education.
  2. directly implement or provide consultation to teachers directly implementing child sexual abuse prevention programs.
  3. identify students who may be victims of child sexual abuse and provide access to those children for appropriate services.


School psychologists have a unique and powerful opportunity to prevent and respond to child sexual abuse. This presentation will introduce best practices in developing child sexual abuse prevention efforts in schools, as well as responding to such abuse when it occurs. The role of the school psychologist in school-based prevention and intervention efforts is paramount, and this presentation will outline that role and action steps in detail.



Robyn B. Bratica, William James College


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