Recorded on March 28, 2018
Sextortion refers to the broad category of sexual exploitation in which abuse of power is the means of coercion and can be coupled with the threatened release of sexual images or information. Because the method of coercion is usually non-physical these cases are sometimes thought of as less egregious than cases with hands-on offenses. Join us for our 2 part webinar series to learn more about the impact on victims and how can we respond. Part 1 (Feb 14) and Part 2 (March 28)
Forensic interviewers, sexual assault nurse examiners, victim advocates, juvenile court personnel, prosecutors and other child serving professionals are welcome to attend. **Part 2: What Is It and How Can We Respond?** Understand the threat of sextortion and its impact on children, teens, and young adults, Thorn partnered with the Crimes Against Children Research Center (CCRC) at the University of New Hampshire to conduct a survey of individuals that have been targets of sextortion. Examine the findings of the survey including how sextortion unfolds (what was the relationship of the child to perpetrator and how did they meet) and the harm it causes (what are the hurdles to disclosure and how does sextortion impact victims). Discuss the efforts to increase public awareness around the issue and considerations for law enforcement when they encounter sextortion cases.
Upon completion of the webinar, you will be able to: * Define how sextortion unfolds (what was the relationship of the child to perpetrator and how did they meet) * Identify the harm it causes (what are the hurdles to disclosure and how does sextortion impact victims) * Uncover what we can do to help
* Law Enforcement