SAAM 2013(?): Remembering last year’s efforts

Last year I was at Penn State for Sexual Abuse Awareness Month. We were 6-months removed from the success of our inaugural Conference on Child Maltreatment and Well-Being and thought it might be a nice idea to re-engage with the delegates, given the time of year! So I developed some rudimentary Ted-Ed lesson ‘flips’, based on the videos of the speakers. Sadly, very (very) few of those we sent the links to actually used them. Still, they may have some interest to others interested in child maltreatment and sexual victimization – and are just a neat little way to pass the time while you’re watching the fantastic line-up of speakers. Below is my original post on my Penn State blog with the links to all of the Ted-Ed classes! Feel free to browse! Get educated for SAAM!


CSAC12 meets Ted-Ed for SAAM…!

By IAN ALEXANDER ELLIOTT on April 29, 2013 9:20 PM

Goodness me, April positively abounds with preventative action on the issue of child sexual abuse!

Not only was the whole of April 2013 officially dedicated as both Child Abuse Prevention Month (CAPM) and Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM), but today also happens to be the 6-month anniversary of the Penn State Conference on Child Sexual Abuse (CSAC12). To celebrate these three things, we at the Penn State Justice Center for Research, in affiliation with the Penn State Network on Child Protection and Well-Being, have developed (or should I say, “flipped”) a series of Ted-Ed lessons, based on the talks that were given during the two-day CSAC12 event.

Using the links provided below, you can view the videos, test your knowledge on the material, create or engage in debates on the topics our expert speakers discussed, and view further materials related to during the talks.

Ernie Allen – What can you and your community do about child sexual abuse?
CEO of the International Center for Missing and Exploited Children

Lucy Berliner – What evidence-based interventions exist for adolescents who have experienced sexual abuse?
Director, Harborview Center for Sexual Assault and Traumatic Stress

David Finkelhor – How can we accurately measure and prevent child sexual abuse?
Director of the Crimes Against Children Research Center, University of New Hampshire

Keith Kaufman – What can sex offender behavior tell us about preventing child sexual abuse?
Professor of Clinical Psychology, Portland State University

John E. B. Myers – What are the legal issues surrounding the investigation of child sexual abuse?
Professor of Law, McGeorge Law School, University of the Pacific, Sacramento, CA

Penelope Trickett – What impact does trauma related to child sexual abuse have on older children?
Professor of Social Work and Psychology, University of Southern California

For each of the conference presentations you can:

Click WATCH to view the video
Click THINK to answer 10 multiple choice or true/false questions
Click DIG DEEPER to access selected material referred to by the speaker
Click DISCUSS to create, view and engage in debate around the issues being discussed

We hope you find these lessons engaging, challenging and inspiring!

Although my name is the one flashed across the top of each lesson as the creator, I am indebted to my colleagues Courtney Meyer and Dr. Katharine Staley of the Justice Center for Research, for their contributions in preparing and disseminating these lessons.