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This live, virtual course is appropriate for social workers, counselors, psychologists, and other human services professionals working with children and families. The training will include didactic lecture, group discussion, and time for Q and A. The workshop is led by a sex-educator/social worker who has been working to promote sexual health and safety for decades! 

Course Overview

Do issues and questions about sexuality show up in your work, sometimes when you least expect it? Do you feel that you missed out on good sex education when you were in school or just need a good refresher and update? Are you trying to understand if it makes sense for grade school kids to choose their pronouns?   Or do you work with sexually abused children and youth and wonder about the impact on their developmental journey? This 2-hour course explores the topics of sexual development, anatomy, and physiology and places them in current social contexts, and will help prepare you to better support your clients as they pass through developmental stages and face challenges along the way.   

This live, virtual course is appropriate for social workers, counselors, psychologists, and other human services professionals working with children and families. The training will include didactic lecture, group discussion, and time for Q and A. The workshop is led by a sex-educator/social worker who has been working to promote sexual health and safety for decades! Dr. Rosenzweig will combine important factual material with exercises to help improve your comfort level. Participants will also receive resources they can use in their own practice.

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Participants will be able to...

Describe components of sexual and reproductive anatomy and physiology, and how to incorporate this information into work with children and families.

Describe the stages of psychosexual development and family development and apply them to problem solving with children and families.

Integrate the the concept of ‘sexual climate’ in a family or organization into their work and understand how it is critical to promoting healthy sexual development and risk reduction.

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Janet F. Rosenzweig, MS, PhD, MPA

Dr. Janet Rosenzweig serves as a Senior Policy Analyst for the Institute for Human Services in Columbus Ohio and is also a Lecturer at the Fels Institute of Government at the University of Pennsylvania. She has worked for more than four decades focusing on child and family welfare in the public and non-profit sectors.

 

Dr. Rosenzweig earned certification as a sex educator and in 1978 brought that perspective to one of the first child sexual abuse programs in the country, located in east Tennessee. What began as a two-person, 24/7 sex-abuse helpline funded by the first-ever round of CAPTA grants grew to a treatment program serving six counties, a training program serving two federal regions and a research program, all under Rosenzweig’s direction.

Rosenzweig moved to Texas, where she was a consultant/trainer for the child protection system while serving as Executive Director of Girls Clubs of Dallas. She then decided to

pursue a doctorate at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey. While a student, she began her public service in New Jersey by helping to found the state’s first county Commission on Child Abuse; in 1988 she helped craft one of the first protocols for multi-disciplinary child abuse investigations. She then served as that County’s cabinet-level Human Services Director, managing divisions on mental health, addictions, disabilities, youth services, The Office on Aging, the County Library System, and the County Juvenile Detention Center. This broad perspective informed her teaching of graduate students at Rider University, Temple University, Montclair State University and now at The University of Pennsylvania.

 

Dr. Rosenzweig moved to statewide service by joining Prevent Child Abuse New Jersey as Executive Director from 2001 - 2007. She more than doubled the size and scope of the agency.

After obtaining a Master’s in Public Administration from the Harvard Kennedy School in 2008, Dr. Rosenzweig drew on her experiences as a sex educator working with child abuse to write The Sex-Wise Parent: The Parent's Guide Protecting Your Child, Strengthening Your Family, and Talking to Kids about Sex, Abuse, and Bullying, (Skyhorse Publishing, 2012). Dr. Rosenzweig continued this national focus as Vice President for Research and Programs at Prevent Child Abuse America, managing a national resource center for sex abuse prevention and working closely with the national expansion of evidence-based home visiting programs. She was then invited to serve The American Professional Society on the Abuse of Children (APSAC) as Executive Director, a position she held until 2021.

 

Comfortable being called a ‘policy-wonk’ Janet has recently had to come to terms with her inner statistics-geek, admitting the pleasure she takes from developing regression models. When not working, she also enjoys yoga, astrology and traveling in Italy, where she enjoys great wine, food, and friends.

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