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April 19, 2021
10:00 am - 12:00 pm / Pacific Time
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How to Identify and Redeem Child Abuse

Few childhood experiences are more traumatic than being the victim of child abuse. Despite its frightening frequency, much abuse remains undetected by persons outside the family, and therapeutic interventions end up being successful in a discouragingly small percentage of cases. Often the parent will try to legitimize child abuse with the label of “discipline” or “punishment.”

Professional help is almost always required in order to stop the momentum and break the five telltale patterns of abuse. This webinar provides practical answers to many of the tough questions about child abuse. It is designed to be a source of help and guidance to those directly affected by the abuse. It also provides realistic guidance for any professional who attempts to give therapeutic support for the child and/or corrective interventions to lift the parent out of abusive patterns of behavior.

Drawing on his years of clinical experience as a family therapist, Dr. John F. Taylor shares many insights he has gained in working with hundreds of families experiencing many different levels of overwhelming stress and exhibiting recognizable patterns of abusive parenting. Each of the six major types of child abuse has its own unique set of goals the parent is trying to accomplish and predictable responses from the child. This webinar lays bare these patterns and opens the way for truly effective, powerful interventions to stop the abuse and redirect the parent’s energy into constructive improvements.

After participating in this encouraging webinar, you will be able to:

  • List corrective measures to stop all six forms of abuse
  • Clarify predictable hidden motives behind the parent’s actions
  • Outline therapeutic options that are most effective for the child
  • Describe differences and similarities among the forms of child abuse
  • Detail typical emotional responses by abused children, and why they occur
  • Describe the body image and boundary issues most often disrupted in the child
  • Differentiate between verbal, emotional, dejuvenilizing, infantilizing, sexual, and physical abuse


John F. Taylor, Ph.D. is a clinical specialist and a nationally-known author and speaker. Dr. Taylor has treated hundreds of children and adolescents who were displaying misbehavior at all levels of psychopathology.

The author and producer of over 200 professional journal articles, newspaper and journal columns, books, video DVDs, audio CDs and booklets, Dr. Taylor is perhaps best known for his landmark parent-teacher-counselor guidebook ”Helping Your ADD Child,” his best-selling “The Survival Guide for Kids with ADHD.” and his definitive parenting guidebook about oppositional and defiant children and teens “From Defiance to Cooperation.”

His publications for professionals have included numerous articles in professional journals, and books including “Diagnostic Interviewing of the Misbehaving Child,” “Understanding Misbehavior,” and “Anger Control Training for Children and Teens.” Dr. Taylor has been a psychology instructor at UT-Chattanooga and two community colleges. He has presented seminars to clinicians, therapists, teachers and parents nationwide.

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