Supporting Individuals with Autism Who Have Experienced Sexual Abuse or Assault: Direct Support Professional Curriculum

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Objectives:

  • Recognize sexual abuse terminology, prevalence, risk, and characteristics of offenders.
  • Identify steps to take when a child or adult discloses that they have experienced sexual abuse or assault.
  • Use strategies for supporting victims of sexual abuse and assault.

Presented by: ASERT Central Region

Content developed by: Angela Moreland, PhD, at the National Crime Victims Research and Treatment Center, Medical University of South Carolina; and Sierra Brown, PhD, and Andrea Layton, MA, BCBA, at Penn State College of Medicine

Completion time: 45 minutes

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