Responding to Sexual Abuse of Youth in Custody: Addressing the Needs of Boys, Girls, and Gender Nonconforming Youth Curricula
Purpose: Responding to Sexual Abuse of Youth in Custody: Addressing the Needs of Boys, Girls, and Gender Nonconforming Youth is a training that covers the national Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) standards and implications for preventing and addressing sexual abuse of boys, girls, and gender nonconforming youth.
Following are the goals of the training.
- Review the applicable PREA standards for responding to sexual abuse in custody and their gender impact.
- Review the dynamics of custodial sexual abuse for boys, girls, and gender nonconforming youth.
- Identify the components of adolescent development and sexuality and understand their impact on sexual abuse of youth.
- Discuss immediate and long-term medical and mental health care needs of youthful victims of sexual abuse.
- Identify legal, investigative, and other implications and strategies for responding to custodial sexual abuse.
The audience for this particular training is high-level correctional administrators who hold positions of leadership and have the ability to initiate change within the agency. Likely trainees include: commissioners, deputy commissioners, division directors, PREA coordinators, PREA compliance managers, trainers, jail administrators, medical and mental health division directors and/or victim services administrators, and/or community partners (e.g., lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender [LGBT] advocates, community and victim services providers).