Child Abuse, Sexual Abuse
and the Traumatic Effects
on Children and Families

For Family Court Personnel & Attorneys
Also aligns to the education requirements of Colorado House Bill 21-1228


Child abuse - whether physical, psychological or sexual - can have a long-lasting impact on a child. Consequences from these doings can lead to life-long problems with an individual’s health, mental health, social wellbeing, academic success and financial stability. This training will provide a foundational understanding of child abuse and sexual abuse and how it impacts each child differently, potentially effecting their neurodevelopment. The course gives professionals the tools to understand behaviors a child may exhibit secondary to abuse, role of caregivers, and trauma informed intervention for those affected.


  • Foundational understanding of child abuse, sexual abuse and adversity

  • Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and the science behind it

  • Traumatic effects on the emotional, physical and mental growth of individuals

  • How trauma effects individuals differently

  • Understanding the influence of culture and bias when viewing trauma

  • The supports for building resilience and healing

  • Trauma informed practices for those working with children and families


Format: Live, online course.

Duration: 6 Hours

Who Should Attend: Ideal for CFI's, GAL's, judges, magistrates, mediators,  attorneys and others working in the judicial system with families and children. 

Instructor: Kathy Orr, Executive Director, Peaceful Households

Attendees receive a Certificate of Attendance upon completing the course.

Upcoming Online Trainings

Saturday, October 23, 2021

9 AM - 3:30 PM MT

(Note: Mountain Time)

$150 per person



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