Webinar: Understanding & Addressing Child Sexual Aggression
The Department of Family and Protective Services (DFPS) has been working with Texas CASA and the Children’s Advocacy Centers of Texas to develop new guidelines regarding sexually aggressive behavior among children and youth in the Texas foster care system. Those new guidelines are rolling out statewide on Dec. 1, and it is important for CASA volunteers and staff to understand the new policies and procedures.
On Nov. 9, 2016 at 10 a.m., Texas CASA and CPS Director for Placement Jenny Hinson will be hosting a webinar to raise awareness of child sexual aggression and inform the CASA network of important changes occurring within DFPS related to child sexual aggression, such as the indication of sexually aggressive behavior in the child’s case record, placement referral form, placement summary form, and the child’s common application. The webinar will discuss how CASA volunteers can help address child sexual aggression appropriately within their role, including how to identify current behavior, how to document and communicate that behavior with caregivers and others, and how to advocate for appropriate supports and services.