The Intersections of Organised and Extreme Abuse with Technology: Child Sexual Abuse Material and Online/Offline Exploitation

Abstract
This presentation describes the evolving role of technology in organised and extreme abuse and its implications for the safety and wellbeing of victims and survivors. The paper provides a brief history of technology in child sexual exploitation over the last fifty years and the ways in which camera, video and computing developments have been misused by perpetrators of child sexual abuse. The contemporary landscape of responses to technology-facilitated abuse will also be described, including areas of strength as well as ongoing gaps in policy and practice. The paper presents original findings from three research studies: 1) a comparative content analysis of pre-internet and contemporary child sexual abuse material, 2) a global survey of law enforcement and hotline workers specializing in online child abuse and 3) a survey of 75 adult survivors of child sexual abuse material. In closing, the paper closes with reflections from survivors on the adequacy of mental health responses to technology-facilitated abuse and makes recommendations for improved care. 

Potential to Distress: Yes

Target Audience

Beginning/Introductory

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this webinar participants will be able to:

  • Recognize the impacts of technology-facilitated abuse on survivors of child sexual exploitation
  • Analyze competing claims about the role of technology in organised and extreme abuse
  • Able to appraise the shifting role of technology in child sexual exploitation for different age cohorts of survivors
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.00 APA
    The International Society for the Study of Trauma and Dissociation is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The International Society for the Study of Trauma and Dissociation maintains responsibility for this program and its content.
  • 1.00 ASWB ACE
    The International Society for the Study of Trauma and Dissociation (ISSTD), #1744, is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved as ACE providers. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. ISSTD maintains responsibility for this course. ACE provider approval period: 08/20/2021 – 08/20/2024. Social workers completing this course receive 1.00 continuing education credits.
  • 1.00 ISSTD Certificate Program
    This program is eligible for 1.00 credits in the ISSTD Certificate Program.
Course opens: 
12/31/2019
Course expires: 
12/31/2050
ISSTD Member cost:
$35.00
Your Price:
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Presenter: Michael Salter, PhD
Presenter Biography: A/Prof Michael Salter is a Scientia Fellow and criminologist at the University of New South Wales. His research is focused on gendered violence and sexual exploitation, including primary prevention, complex trauma and technologically-facilitated abuse. He is the author of two books, including the first study of child sexual exploitation in Australia, Organised Sexual Abuse (Routledge, 2013), and an examination of abuse and harassment on social media, Crime, Justice and Social Media (Routledge, 2017), as well as over forty papers on violence, abuse and trauma. A/Prof Salter sits on the Board of Directors of the International Society for the Study of Trauma and Dissociation, who awarded him the 2018 Morton Prince Award for Scientific Achievement. He is a member of the editorial board of the Child Abuse Review and the Journal of Trauma and Dissociation, an expert advisor to the Office of the eSafety Commissioner and the Canadian Centre for Child Protection, and the patron of the Child Abuse Prevention Service. 
 

Available Credit

  • 1.00 APA
    The International Society for the Study of Trauma and Dissociation is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The International Society for the Study of Trauma and Dissociation maintains responsibility for this program and its content.
  • 1.00 ASWB ACE
    The International Society for the Study of Trauma and Dissociation (ISSTD), #1744, is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved as ACE providers. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. ISSTD maintains responsibility for this course. ACE provider approval period: 08/20/2021 – 08/20/2024. Social workers completing this course receive 1.00 continuing education credits.
  • 1.00 ISSTD Certificate Program
    This program is eligible for 1.00 credits in the ISSTD Certificate Program.

Price

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