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Child Sexual Abuse & Human Trafficking: Facts, Outcomes, and Action - An On-line Training for Nannies

Child Trauma - Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) |  Prevention and Intervention  |  Affiliated Training
Pamela Pine, PhD, MPH, MAIA, CHES
Course Levels:
Appropriate for All Levels
1.5-2 Hours


Child sexual abuse (CSA) and other Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) are occurring in pandemic proportions. CSA includes actions from voyeurism to rape. Other ACEs include physical and emotional abuse and other traumatic circumstances for children. CSA usually happens over an extended period of time by someone close to the child. There are at least 42 million adult CSA survivors in the U.S. alone. Given the often grave physical, psychological and social trauma and outcomes of CSA and other ACEs, they affect not only individuals but societies.

Stop the Silence® – A Department of the Institute on Violence, Abuse and Traumaa non-profit, charitable 501(c)(3) organization has a Mission to promote violence-free living by improving the quality of life for individuals on local, national and international levels by sharing and disseminating vital information, improving cross-discipline collaborations, conducting research and trainings, and providing direct professional services, program evaluation, and consulting.

The Nanny League partnered with Stop the Silence® to develop an on-line training specifically for nannies about CSA prevention and mitigation. The training will provide you with an overview on the issue of CSA– including trafficking: what it is, what it does, how you can prevent it, how you can detect a problem, and how you can report it.

The Training Overall provides Participants with an ability to state the basic facts about Child Sexual Abuse, or CSA, including trafficking, like what CSA is, how it happens, who it happens to, and who offenders tend to be. Through this, Participants gain a better understanding and are better able to act on How to Identify CSA, How to Prevent CSA, How and Where to Get help for children.

The whole training likely will take you about 2 to 3 hours to complete depending on how fast you work. You can work on the training in pieces or do it all at one setting. At the base of the course are three PowerPoints. There are supplemental materials in each part. Please draw on these supplemental materials to increase your learning and understanding, or remind yourself about information that you get in the PowerPoints. There is a final quiz at the end of all three parts, and you will be provided with a certificate after you finish the three parts of the whole course with an 80% final quiz grade (you can go back and change answers if you did not pass the first time). 

Please note: The completion of this program is for a Certificate of Attendance for the Nanny League and not eligible for Counting Education Credits/Units. 


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Pamela J Pine, PhD, MPH, is an international public health/development professional, professor, and the Founder and Former CEO of Stop the Silence®: Stop Child Sexual Abuse, Inc. (Stop the Silence®, ), which, as of January 1, 2021, is Stop the Silence® - A Department of the Institute on Violence, Abuse and Trauma (IVAT). Pamela began working on child sexual abuse (CSA), other adverse childhood experiences (ACEs), and related issues of interpersonal violence and trauma in the year 2000. The focus of the Stop the Silence® Department is to prevent, expose, and CSA, ACEs, and related forms of interpersonal violence and trauma and help survivors heal worldwide. The Department carries out the work on CSA and other ACEs and trauma in close collaboration with government, non-profit, for-profit, and community-based groups through evidence-based, creative, and impactful programs that are carried out locally, nationally, and internationally. Pamela developed and has tested a workable CSA/ACE prevention/mitigation model adaptable for use in any country in the world and led by local presence.

Pamela’s current and past work has focused on designing, developing, managing, implementing, and providing technical assistance to a wide range of health and related programs (e.g., awareness-raising/advocacy, training, community outreach and education, community mobilization, media outreach, social marketing, policy development) concentrated on enhancing the lives of the poor and otherwise underserved groups for over 30 years. She has worked and/or presented on numerous specific areas (e.g., reproductive health, HIV/AIDS, leprosy, TB, immunization, nutrition, maternal/child health, CSA and other interpersonal violence, microenterprise) throughout the world (e.g., Albania, Botswana, Congo (DRC), Cyprus, Ecuador, Egypt, EU including the UK, Haiti, Hungary, India, Italy, Jordan, New Zealand, Philippines, Poland, Qatar, South Africa, Switzerland, Tunisia, Turkey, United States, Yemen, Zambia). She is considered an expert in CSA and trauma prevention and mitigation including the at-risk nature of orphans and vulnerable children (OVC), sex trafficking, and related issues like suicidality. She is called upon by TV, radio and magazines to provide expert input on a regular basis. She speaks Arabic and French.

Pamela currently: runs the Stop the Silence® Department at IVAT; speaks internationally on CSA and related issues; provides assistance to national/international health/development programs and projects; and teaches public health at the university Masters’ and Baccalaureate levels. She was honored in 2017 with a Lifetime Achievement Award in Advocacy from IVAT.

Pamela is on the Board of the National Partnership to End Interpersonal Violence (NPEIV) and on the Advisory Committee of the Institute on Violence, Abuse and Trauma (IVAT) in San Diego, CA. She is a member of Zonta International. In her off-time, Pamela spends time with family and friends; paints, sings, reads, and gardens for pleasure; and is involved in various types of physical exercise.