Serving Adult Survivors of Child Sexual Abuse Online Discussion
On February 25, 2014, at 2 p.m. (eastern time), the Office for Victims of Crime (OVC) will present a Web Forum discussion with Jennifer Stith and Sheri Vanino, PsyD, on best practices for serving adult survivors of child sexual abuse (CSA). Ms. Stith is Interim Executive Director of WINGS Foundation, Inc., an organization in Denver, Colorado, that provides education, advocacy, and support to adult survivors of CSA and their loved ones. She also works with partners in the domestic violence, sexual assault, child advocacy, and health care fields to increase awareness about the need to address CSA-related trauma in adult survivors' lives in order to restore their overall health, well-being, and ability to thrive.Dr. Vanino specializes in working with victims of trauma and sexual assault. In addition to her private therapy practice, she provides psychological assessments for the Lutheran Hospital Emergency Department in Denver, Colorado, as well as expert testimony on sexual assault cases and training on the topics of sexual assault and trauma. Previously, Dr. Vanino served as Director of Victim Services and Counseling Director for the Rape Assistance and Awareness Program in Colorado.Visit the OVC Web Forum now at http://ovc.ncjrs.gov/ovcproviderforum to submit questions for Ms. Stith and Dr. Vanino and return on February 25 at 2 p.m. (eastern time) for the live discussion. Go to http://ovc.ncjrs.gov/ovcproviderforum/asp/participate.asp for instructions on how to participate.