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01 Jul 2024

Training event

Working with adult survivors of child sexual abuse: one-day training event

How to support and work with adults who were sexually abused as children.

Date

01 Jul 2024

Time

09:30-17:00

Location

Online

Price

£109.80

Conservative estimates suggest that one in ten children and young people experience some form of child sexual abuse before the age of 16. For many of these children, their abuse will not be identified or responded to at the time, and my not receive support until many years later. This a online training event designed to help professionals to best support the adults they work with who have been sexually abused in childhood.

Being sexually abused as a child can affect every area of someone’s development. As a result, there are substantial numbers of victims and survivors of child sexual abuse within adult mental health and substance misuse services, in the criminal justice system, in abusive relationships and with their own children receiving interventions from children’s services.

Working with adult survivors of child sexual abuse has been developed with adults who have lived experience of child sexual abuse, embedding learning from experts-by-experience and what they feel is needed from professionals.

Who is this course for?

This course will be especially relevant to professionals whose work brings them into contact with adults who may have been sexually abused in childhood. This includes professionals in mental health and substance misuse services, homelessness and housing, children’s and adult social care, prisons, probation and police.

Who will run the course?

This course is led by two trainers. One is an expert who has lived experience of child sexual abuse, and the other has a background in working with vulnerable adults who were sexually abused as children.

What can you expect to gain?

Following the course, you can expect to have a better understanding of:

  • The importance of recognising and responding to adults who were sexually abused as children.
  • How child sexual abuse takes place and the impact of the grooming process on the victim into adulthood.
  • How childhood trauma affects the brain, and the long-term impact of child sexual abuse
  • What makes it difficult to talk about child sexual abuse with adults, and how to address it.
  • What supports recovery after childhood sexual abuse and the role of professionals.