Clearinghouse Resource


Assisting Girls at Risk of Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting: What Child Abuse Professionals Need to Know


O'Connor, Kathleen
Green, Andrea
Eyega, Zeinab
Lima, Suzanne


Washington, DC: U.S. Departments of Education and Justice

Source Information (Journal Title, Date, Length)

August 2016, pages

Description of Resource

 The multidisciplinary panel will address the emerging FGM/C problem in the United States. Performing FGM/C on girls under the age of 18 is illegal under federal law and under the laws of 25 states. It is also illegal to transport a girl from the United States to another country to undergo FGM/C. The increase in the number of immigrants and refugees from countries that practice FGM/C brings this issue to the forefront for professionals who provide services to these populations. During this webinar, presenters will focus on areas of concern for professionals who deal with children and families at risk. (Description from source.)