Speaker: Elizabeth Letourneau, PhD
Description: When people think about child sexual abuse, they most often think about punishing offenders and supporting survivors. While a focus on justice and healing is important, so too is a focus on prevention. Child sexual abuse is a preventable, not inevitable, public health problem. Long absent from national efforts are approaches that keep child sexual abuse from happening in the first place. Elizabeth Letourneau, PhD, will introduce the field of child sexual abuse prevention and will discuss the public health approach to prevention, share examples of promising interventions, and talk about the Moore Center for the Prevention of Child Sexual Abuse’s groundbreaking efforts to create a safer future for children.