Art and Play Therapy With the Sexually Victimized Child

February 28, 2008 or April 18, 2008
9:30 -3:00

Discover the powerful uses of art and play in helping kids who have been sexually abused to help them in their journey to healing. All children will respond best when using forms of communication they understand. Play and art.

We will discuss the profound effects of sexual trauma on children; the process of internalization and signals from children that they are asking for help. We will discuss the unique healing needs of sexually victimized children and how to begin the process of establishing trust, safety and boundaries.

Using art and play techniques, we will learn basic therapeutic interaction: how to use art and play specifically when working with kids who have been abused sexually and how to assist them toward healing.

We will explore the pervasive use of the internet in child sexual exploitation and victimization, as well as child pornography. Self care and triggers for those who are helping wounded kids are also highlighted.


“Great! Small group was a great experience, thanks. Good mix of information as well as the hands on piece; delivered in a way that was clear by using “real life examples” and literature.” Sally Clarke, Optimism Place

“Fabulous, very informative.”

“Excellent, well presented, easy to understand.”

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