Cultural Sexual Abuse (CuSA):  


A conversation around the effects of exploitation and objectification of girls and women in society. 


Coming: Fall 2024 

About This Webinar

Conversations around the effects of exploitation and objectification of girls and women are not new. Research has consistently supported the overarching negative effects of relating to the female body as an object to be controlled, played with, or utilized. There is also established awareness of the fact that dehumanizing, oversexualizing, and controlling the bodies women and girls occurs at a societal level. This presentation aims to further conceptualize the way in which our culture treats women within various social dimensions as a form of sexual abuse perpetrated and maintained at a cultural level. Cultural Sexual Abuse is defined as the permission, dismissal, reinforcement of the systematic dehumanization of girls and women for the purpose of sexual entertainment.
CuSA is the permission, dismissal, reinforcement, and discard of women, girls and their voices that perpetuates cultural sexual abuse.

Participants will be able to...

  • Define and characterize Cultural Sexual Abuse
  • Differentiate Cultural Sexual Abuse from other forms of sexual abuse.
  • Describe society's role in maintaining the status quo through permission, dismissal, and reinforcement.
  • Identify examples of cultural sexual abuse.
  • Discuss applications to clinical work.
  • Discuss ways in which participants can interrupt the maintenance of CuSa


Continuing Education (CE) hours: 3  

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Live Webinar Details 


Time: TBD 

Target Audience:  Minimum of a Master's Degree in a mental health or related field; or be a student in social work, psychology, counseling, or a related field. In Low- and Middle-Income Countries, a minimum of a Bachelor's degree in social work, psychology, counseling, or a related field is required.

Course Materials: Presentation in PDF format available after purchase 24 hours prior to webinar.    

Additional Info: For live CE credit, you must watch the live webinar in its entirety at its scheduled time and complete the CE quiz and evaluation within one week. Quizzes must be passed with at least an 80%. 

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