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Understanding and Responding to Problematic Sexualized Behaviors

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Did you know that between 30% – 40% of all child sexual abuse cases involve one minor sexually acting out on another youth. These types of cases are unique in that the children/youth are often in the same family and household. It is vital to understand how to recognize and respond to these behaviors with early intervention and increased supervision. Through this workshop we will work to establish a general understanding of these types of situations, as well as learn how to model behavior to disrupt the behavior. How we respond matters!

Presented by Tifanie Petro and Cassie Nagel
Community Response to Child Abuse Conference 2022

Tifanie Petro, Advocacy and Prevention Program Director, Children’s Home Society, Rapid City Tifanie serves as the Director of Advocacy and Prevention, overseeing the Children’s Home Child Advocacy Center and multiple statewide awareness and education campaigns. In addition to overseeing collaborative investigations of child abuse cases; Tifanie provides forensic interviews for local, state, federal, and tribal jurisdictions, court room testimony, and comprehensive trainings rooted in understanding trauma and recognizing and responding to child abuse. Tifanie received her BS degree in Psychology from Black Hills State University, her MS in Public Health from Capella University, Minnesota and her MS in Human Services from Capella University, Minnesota.

Cassie Nagel, Education and Public Awareness Specialist, Children’s Home Society, Rapid City Cassie joined Children’s Home Society as the Education and Prevention Awareness Specialist in March of 2021. Ms. Nagel has an Associate of Arts degree in Business Administration and recently completed a Bachelor of Arts degree in Criminal Justice Studies at the University of South Dakota. Her passion for helping vulnerable populations is driving her education and inspired her to begin work at CHS.