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HT040 - Child Sexual Abuse Survivors, their Families, and Caregivers

Dr. Kimberly N. Frazier

Speaker: Dr. Kimberly N. Frazier, Ph.D.,LPC,LMFT,NCC received her Ph.D. in counselor education from the University of New Orleans. She is a licensed professional counselor, licensed marriage and family therapist, and is a nationally certified counselor. She is a professor of Counselor Education at Texas A & M: Corpus Christi. As a doctoral intern in New Orleans, Louisiana for Children's Crisis Unit for the YWCA, provided psychological services to children five years of age and younger who have been sexually abused.  She has conducted psycho-educational workshops for parents of participants, provided family counseling, supervised Masters-level students in counseling.

Among other things, Rebecca Daniel-Burke asks:

  • Will a survivor from child sexual Abuse ever be back to the way they were before the sexual abuse trauma?
  • What are some behaviors that caregivers can look for if they suspect their child may have been sexually abused?
  • Is there anything caregivers should do differently in regards to the child's daily routine?
  • What should caregivers do if the child wants to talk about the sexual abuse?
  • If there are siblings in the home, what should they be told regarding the sexual abuse?
  • What should other people who come in contact with the child be told in regards to the sexual abuse?
  • Will counseling be ongoing for the CSA survivor?
  • Why is it important to work on boundaries when counseling for CSA survivors?
  • Why is consistency important for family members to practice in a family with a CSA survivor as a member?
  • How does resilience play a role in CSA survivors’ adjustment?
  • ACA has more than 54,000 members, most of whom are clinical counselors, is there anything I have not asked you that you want our members to know?
Dr. Frazier has published articles on cultured centered counseling with pediatric populations and families, and the use of culturally based counseling with children and families experiencing trauma and crisis. She has served on the editorial board of the Journal of Multicultural Counseling and Development, is the chair of the Association of Multicultural Counseling and Development Mentoring Program, and serves as the Association of Multicultural Counseling and Development Representative on the American Counseling Association Governing Council.

Running Time: 55:14 minutes

Find on iTunes

Frazier, K.N., West-Olatunji, C., St. Juste, S., & Goodman, R.,  (2009).  Transgenerational trauma & CSA: Reconceptualizing cases involving young survivors of child sexual abuse. 
Journal of Mental Health Counseling, 31(1), 22-33.

Remer, R., & Ferguson, R. (1995). Becoming a secondary survivor of sexual abuse.  
Journal of Counseling and Development
, 73, 4-16.

Osofsky, J.D., & Pruitt, K.D.  (2004).  Young children and trauma: Intervention and treatment.  New York: Guilford Press.

Lory Britain
Its My Body: A book to teach young children how to resist uncomfortable touch

Eliana Gil:
The healing power of play
Play in the Family
Sexualized Children: Assessment and Treatment of Sexualized Children and Children who Molest 
Helping abused and traumatized children: Integrating directive and non-directive approaches
Working with children to heal interpersonal trauma: the power of play

Lenore Terr:
Too Scared to cry: Psychic trauma in childhood
Play Therapy with children in crisis

MP3, 37.86 MB

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