Child Abuse

Preventing Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting in the United States

Sorry–late notice on this one (but it should be archived): OJJDP is hosting a webinar, Keeping Kids Safe: Preventing Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting in the United States. Again, a topic that we don’t see get much airtime, so I figured it was worth some space on the site. It’ll be held March 18th from 2-3:30pm ET. Click through for details:

From the site:

Experts from the U.S. Departments of Justice and Education, Sanctuary for Families, and Johns Hopkins University will provide an overview of female genital mutilation/cutting (FGM/C); highlight the U.S. government’s response to FGM/C; discuss its physical, psychological, and emotional impacts; provide resources for practitioners and educators; and explore laws to keep children safe.

Learning Objectives:

  • Raise awareness and understanding of issues that some young girls and women face in the U.S. and abroad related to FGM/C.
  • Present information on the physical, psychological, and emotional effects of FGM/C.
  • Provide tools and resources to identify and prevent FGM/C in at-risk young girls.
  • Explain the legal consequences of FGM/C as a federal crime and a reportable child abuse offense in most states.