Oct 6, 2020
Host, Dr. Catherine Cerulli, a professor of Psychiatry at the
University of Rochester, is joined by her guest, Dr. Laura Schwab
Reese, to discuss national talk, text, and chat lines that respond
to child abuse. Speaking to the need for translational science to
prevent abuse, Dr. Schwab Reese delves into the importance of these
technologies as they can directly respond to children using
technologies children use every day. The anonymity can empower them
to reach out about their abuse. Through various analyses, Dr.
Schwab Reese has identified ways to improve how counselors relate
to kids when using these services. These techniques can create
greater trust between both parties and help build autonomy so kids
feel confident to participate in decision making. A discussion of
mandatory reporting and ways to best support children’s
understanding of the process is also included in this conversation.
Dr. Schwab Reese is an Assistant Professor of Public Health at
Purdue University. Her research focuses on how young people use
social media and other technology to share, process, and seek help
related to child abuse and neglect as well as creating practice
models that guide professionals to converse more effectively with
victims through these networks.
Sound engineering and music by Joe Hagen. (Recorded August 2020)