For most children, disclosure is the end of their trauma; for their family, it is just the beginning. The impact of sexual abuse on the family unit as a hold is substantial, particularly in the case of incest. We'll dive into the vast array of emotions felt by non-offending parents and discuss the practical aspects of getting through the initial crisis period and the months to come. We'll also look at valuable tools that allow non-offending parents to overcome the trauma and lay a strong foundation for the future of their family.
Diane Cranley Interviews:
Karen E. Fennell MSW, LISW-CP - Karen Fennell has a Master's degree in Psychiatric Social Work. She has been in private practice for 9 years and is has also directed the Adolescent Psychiatric Intensive Outpatient Program at Highland Park Hospital in Highland Park, Illinois. In her private practice she serves a large percentage of sexual abuse survivors and/or family members of survivors. Karen is the author of a book about sexual abuse and the recovery process called Straying Towards Truth: A Therapist's Personal Story and Professional Guide to Healing After Sexual Abuse. It deals with her own family's struggle to heal after her oldest son disclosed his sexual abuse history.
Angele Morgan - Angele Morgan received her Bachelor's Degree in Social Work from the University of Wyoming and her Master's Degree in Social Work from Colorado State University. She is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of Nevada. She has been working in the field of Abuse and Neglect since 1992. Angele has served as the Vice Chairperson for the Southern Nevada Sex Offender Management Task Force. She has been the Clinical Director for both an adolescent inpatient treatment facility and an outpatient mental health clinic. Angele has been a part-time Instructor at the University of Nevada-Las Vegas. She is currently director and co-owner of Red Rock Psychological Services. She is also a member of the Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers (ATSA), American Professional Society on the Abuse of Children (APSAC) and serves as a Board Member for the Southern Nevada Children's Advocacy Center.