Child Sexual Abuse – Raising Awareness and Understanding

Friday 29 June 2018
10 am to 4 pm

Nexus NI,
119 University Street
Belfast  BT7 1HP

£50 General Admission
£35 Volunteers/Students

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This one day workshop will suit a wide range of professionals and volunteers, anyone whose work or voluntary activities brings them into a supporting role with people who have experienced child sexual abuse (CSA) or sexual violence. This could include teachers, nurses, health and social care professionals, police and criminal  justice system professionals, therapists, managers, counsellors, students, youth, community or faith sector workers, foster parents, carers and others.

Developed with expertise gained over more than 30 years’ of working directly with survivors of CSA and sexual violence this workshop offers insights into abuse, how it occurs and who the abusers are. It will help participants know where to begin when supporting people struggling with the impact of CSA and sexual violence.


This training provides an overview of CSA and sexual violence, and evidences the long-term impact these traumatic events can have on survivors. It will help participants understand the barriers that exist to disclosure and how they can support and manage this sensitively in their professional or voluntary roles.

The workshop will provide a safe space to discuss and explore reactions to, and fears about, a very challenging subject, and to dispel some of the myths that surround it. By the end of the workshop participants will feel better equipped to support survivors in their work, help signpost them to support agencies, and manage their own self-care.

Recent comments from our participants:

‘Great training-opening doors to hidden trauma!!’

‘Very informative and very worthwhile day.’

‘Really opened my eyes to the barriers that exist to disclosure. So useful.’

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Coffee and tea are included. Lunch is not provided however a one hour break is scheduled for participants. Kitchen facilities are available and there are shops and cafés nearby.

CPD certificates will be provided to all participants.

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