Webinar Full - Working with Male Victims of Child Sexual Abuse

This is a FREE online training event has reached capacity. The webinar will be recorded and saved in the archived training events. 

Date: June 6, 2018

Time: 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Presented by: Roger Canaff

The Underserved Populations (UP) Training Project is hosting a webinar titled Working with Male Victims of Child Sexual Abuse presented by Roger Canaff on Wednesday, June 6, 2018 from 10am-11am PST.

While many of the dynamics of child sexual abuse are shared between boys and girls, there are circumstances and aspects of sexual abuse experienced and endured by boys that tend to be gender specific.  The reason for these differences is rooted largely in cultural and societal models of masculinity.  While these models are continually evolving, they are still present in most cultures around the world.  This webinar will address the unique circumstances encountered when boys are sexually victimized, either by males or females.  The topics that will be covered in this webinar include addressing the specific issue of sexual abuse perpetrated by older females on younger boys and the mixed messages those boys often receive, and understanding how binary views of sexual orientation and a largely "straight-dominated" masculine culture impacts male survivors both in childhood and later in life.

Roger Canaff attended the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, and then the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Law.  He started his career working at the Alexandria, Virginia Office of the Commonwealth's Attorney, where he prosecuted many different types of crimes, with a specialty in child abuse, child sexual assault, and juvenile crime.  In the following years Roger worked as a Senior Attorney at the American Prosecutors Research Institute in Virginia, then returned to active prosecution in New York in the Child Abuse and Sex Unit, prosecuting both adult and child sexual assault victims.  In 2009, he was hired by the United States Army as a Highly Qualified Expert with the Trial Counsel Assistance Program, US Army Legal Services Agency, where he trained and consulted with military prosecutors specializing in special victims issues worldwide.  In 2017 he officially partnered with the law enforcement training group, Justice3D.  Roger Canaff continues to train and consult internationally, comments on cases for various media outlets, and lives and works in New York City.

If you have any questions or comments please contact Emma Nichols at (707) 992-0537 or email emma.nichols@cirinc.org


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