As a response to great questions that came from our community we organized an online conference on 'Child Safety' on February 6, 2023.
We had the privilege to host two experts, in the fields of child abuse and healthy upbringing. This conference was free and we had more than 270 registered participants.
Meet the experts:
Dyalá Castro Cabezas is a clinical psychologist with over 20 years of experience with survivors of child sexual abuse and trauma. She is also certified in EMDR therapy and is the director of "Integrativa: Center of Psychology and Integral Development' as well as a consultant for many organizations on trauma, mental health and child abuse. She explained, among many other important concepts, that in sexual abuse of boys and girls by adults there is no such thing as consent. Sexual contact between an adult and a child should not take place under any circumstance. (This includes whether it is in person with or without physical contact or online).
Monica Berrocal Kriebel is a child and adolescent psychologist. She also has a Masters degree in Human Development and Psychology from Harvard University and has worked as a consultant for several NGO's such as Paniamor and Unicef as well as for the Government of Costa Rica. Monica talked about the importance of having healthy relationships in our lives. She explained that from the moment a child is born, they need the care of people around them to survive. She mentioned that there are many studies that highlight the importance of having people around us to be able to cope with difficult situations.
If you would like to listen to the entire conference, you can access the recording HERE.
(The video is in Spanish with English Subtitles).
And one more time, we would like to thank our experts for their time and experience shared with us.