Understanding and Working With Children and Young People Affected by Sexual Abuse

Target Group: The course is aimed at practitioners and managers in voluntary, independent and statutory agencies who work predominantly with children, young people and/or their parents/carers and who could contribute to assessing, planning, intervening and evaluating the needs of a child and parenting capacity where there are safeguarding concerns. This training is also valuable for those working in the voluntary, sports and leisure organisations.

Aim: To provide an opportunity to develop an understanding of working with children affected by sexual abuse

Learning Outcome: By the end of the course participants will have

  • Considered definitions and prevalence of sexual abuse. And to develop an understanding of the effects of sexual abuse and the resultant signs, symptoms and behaviours associated with it.
  • Developed an understanding about why children and young people find it difficult or impossible to disclose about the abuse.
  • Considered theory about how abusers operate and dynamics of power imbalance.
  • Explored the impact of diversity including gender, culture, disability and sexuality.
  • Explored the systemic impact of sexual abuse and disclosure on families and the child’s wider network.
  • Considered how to work sensitively and effectively with children, young people and their families who have been affected by sexual abuse.
  • Explored therapeutic techniques used in helping children and young people recover from experiences of sexual abuse.
  • Considered the impact of this work on professionals.

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Please note: individuals must create their own account. There is no facility for one person to create an account in their name and book places for numerous numbers of staff. If you are booking on behalf of another member of staff you need to register in their name rather than your own.

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