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Sexual Abuse

Sexual Abuse Committee



Trish Jolly-Duran, Lutheran Family Services

(402) 978-5635


The MCAC Sexual Abuse Committee seeks to provide collaborative training on the issue of treatment of individuals impacted by Child Sexual Abuse.  Please contact the committee chair or note information below in regard to upcoming training events.

Best Practices in Child Sexual Abuse

A 5-part training program sponsored by Project Harmony, Metropolitan Child Advocacy Coalition, the 1184 Treatment Teams, and the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services



Part 1:  Reporting and Responding to Child Abuse and Neglect

                2009 dates completed; 2010 dates TBD

Part 2:  Understanding and Assessing Child Sexual Abuse

                   November 6, 2009 – 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Part 3:  Safety Planning in Sexual Abuse Cases

                   January 22, 2010 – 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. OR

                February 5, 2010 – 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Part 4:  Treatment, Reconciliation, and Reunification

                   April/May dates TBD

Part 5:  Resources, Supervision, and Professional Development

                   June/July dates TBD



Audience:  Licensed mental health practitioners, social workers, marriage and family therapists, psychologists, and psychiatrists in Nebraska and Iowa.


Cost:  Part 1 is free; the remaining courses are $30 each.  Participants must complete the series sequentially; in other words, Part 1 first, then Part 2, and so on.


Referrals:  In order to receive referrals from Project Harmony Child Protection Center, licensed mental health practitioners will need to complete the entire series by the end of 2010.


Registration:      Registration information is available at

Or by contacting Dr. Debra Anderson at or 402-595-1326




Part 1 for therapists only 2010 tenative dates:  Jan 14, Apr 30, Jul 23, Oct 26  all 2010.