Focus The Trauma Of Childhood Sexual Abuse And Hope For Healing

01.17.12 | Barb Short

Childhood Sexual Abuse Workshop
March 21, 2012 9:00AM-4:00PM 

Presenters: Gary Short LCSW-R, Director FOCUS Counseling
Barbara Short, R.N. LCSW-R, FOCUS Counselor

Recent news reports of the sexual abuse of children associated with major universities has exposed a horrific crime against our children that goes largely unidentified. It is estimated that there are 60 million survivors of sexual abuse in America today. Many survivors have significant long term effects and most suffer in silence, but there is hope for healing. Come learn how we as the body of Chirst can effectually impact this phenomenon.


• Best statistics indicate that one in three girls and one in five boys are sexually abused.
• 90% of sexual abuse victims never tell.
• Childhood sexual abuse can have serious life long effects.
• 95% of child victims know their abusers


• Identify characteristics of childhood sexual   abuse.
• Understand the impact of sexual abuse on the individual, family, and community.
• Identify available resources and treatment.

Intended Audience 

Pastors, Youth Pastors, Adult Survivors, and Interested Individuals

Schedule of Events

8:15 AM:  Registration
9:00 AM:  Welcome/ Session I   
   • Defining Sexual Abuse   
   • Identifying the impact on child victims and adult survivors
10:15 AM: Coffee Break
10:30 AM: Session II    
   • Characteristics of Perpetrators   
   • Legal Aspects and Interventions
12:00 PM: Lunch
1:00 PM: Panel with Q & A   
   • Two Survivors of Childhood Sexual Abuse (one male and one female)   
   • Pastor    
   • District Attorney   
   • Family Court Judge
3:00 PM: Hope for Healing
4:00 PM: Closing & Evaluation


Cost: $40.00 per person (Includes handouts, coffee, morning snack, and full hot lunch.)
To register visit  The deadline to register is March 16, 2012.