Understanding CSAM and Its Impacts
This introductory training is the first in a series of modules on Working with Victims and Survivors of Child Sexual Abuse Material (CSAM). NCMEC developed this training in collaboration with adult survivors, caregivers, law enforcement, attorneys, forensic interviewers, and many others in this field. It’s our hope that the recommendations in this training aid you in supporting victims of CSAM.
Topics covered in this training include:
• Describing the unique challenges that exist for survivors of CSAM.
• Defining Child Sexual Abuse Material (CSAM) and how it's different from Child Sexual Abuse (CSA).
• Recognizing the importance of respecting survivors’ choice, consent, and control.
• Identifying NCMEC's resources that best support survivors of CSAM.