Do you work with young people who exhibit harmful sexual behaviour? Do you have concerns about the sexual behaviour of young people you care for?
Research suggests that 25 per cent of all cases of child sexual abuse in the family involve a
perpetrator under the age of 18. Research also shows that 82.7% of child victims who were
abused by a peer didn’t tell anyone about the abuse. Professionals and carers must ensure
they have the knowledge to see the signs and take appropriate action.(Source: LFF)
Promoting positive pathways for young people who exhibit harmful sexual behaviour - Improving outcomes for young people and their families
Workshop organized by Butterflies and Tulir – Centre for the Prevention and Healing of Child Sexual Abuse
Oct. 27, Friday, New Delhi. Facilitated by Mr. Donald Findlater
Supported by Foreign & Commonwealth Office, UK
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to register. Since limited seats are available, participants will be selected based on their completed application forms which will be accepted up to Oct. 25, 2017. Participants will be informed of their acceptance within a day of their application being received.
The venue of the workshop will be in central Delhi and will be intimated after completion of registration formalities – completed application form, acceptance and prior payment which can be made through DD/cheque/electronic transfer
Registration fee will be Rs 500/- per day including lunch and tea
Relevant learning material will be provided. The workshop will be in English
Timings : 9.30 am - 5pm.
Who is it for?
The training is suitable for those with no previous knowledge or experience in this area as well as more experienced professionals. It will be of benefit to social workers, police, therapists, education and health professionals, carers, and anyone involved in child protection, care and support of young people and families.
How will it help
Sessions will help participants gain the skills to recognise the continuum of sexual behaviour in children and young people. Participants will learn how to distinguish between age expected
behaviours and those which raise concern. And they are provided with the tools to respond appropriately to young people who exhibit harmful behaviours.
Core content includes differentiating between age expected and harmful sexual behaviours, exploring pathways to harmful sexual behaviours, ‘sexting’, peer abuse and abuse within the family. Case studies to identify the principles of risk assessment and safety planning. Attachment based practice is promoted throughout the course. Sessions also help participants explore impact and self-care when working with young people who exhibit harmful sexual behaviour. Using the Good Lives Model participants are provided with the tools to promote positive pathways for children and young people who exhibit harmful sexual behaviour
Mr Findlater has been working in the area of child sexual abuse prevention for over 20 years. He was, until recently, Director of Research and Development with child protection charity, The Lucy Faithfull Foundation (www.lucyfaithfull.org.uk) . Her also set up Stop it Now! UK and Ireland Project, with support from Fran Henry and colleagues from the US (www.stopitnow.org.uk) . In 2009 he and a few colleagues set up the child sexual abuse prevention website Parents Protect (www.parentsprotect.co.uk) . And currently he is revising and extending the ECSA website – Eradicating Child Sexual Abuse (http://ecsa.lucyfaithfull.org/) which includes details of CSA prevention programmes from across the globe.