Monday, August 12, 2013

Tulir Annual Program Series to Address Sexual Violence against Children - Connecting the Dots



Hello
A society’s integrity and worth is not based on whether cases of   sexual  violence against children happen. Instead it is based on the acceptance of the possibilities of  occurrence and proactive steps taken to  both safeguard and respond in a timely and appropriate way to ensure that its children may benefit from its caring and foresight to truly have the right to be safe all the time, everywhere.

Tulir - Center for the Prevention and Healing of Child Sexual Abuse is organizing Connecting the Dots –  The Annual Program Series to Address Sexual Violence against Children between  August 26 – 31, 2013 at Chennai,  which will be in English. Since limited seats are available, participants will be selected based on their completed  application forms (Please find pasted below the Schedule with details and you may write to us for the Application form) which  will be accepted up to August 25. Participants will be informed of their acceptance  within a day of Tulir  receiving the application. Venue particulars   and registration timing will be given   on confirmation of acceptance of participation. 

Participants will have to make their own travel and accommodation arrangements .Refreshments and relevant learning material  will be provided during the workshop. Registration will be Rs 800/- per day.

Dr. Lois J. Engelbrecht, will lead the workshops . Since founding the nonprofit Center for the Prevention and Treatment of Child Sexual Abuse in 1993, she has helped create systems of prevention and response in the Philippines, Malaysia, China, India, Saudi Arabia, and Vietnam. Read more about Dr Engelbrecht at http://www.waldenu.edu/About- Us/42022.htm

Please contact tulircphcsa@yahoo.co.in or call 26192026 (10 am - 6 pm, Monday – Friday) for further details. We will be glad to clarify any other related queries and  encourage you to share this information with others who you think may be interested

Thanks
Tulir



        CONNECTING THE DOTS –  ANNUAL PROGRAM SERIES TO ADDRESS
                SEXUAL VIOLENCE  AGAINST CHILDREN

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DATES

TOPIC

TIMING

  1.  
AUG 26, MON
UNDERSTANDING THE DYNAMICS OF CHILD SEXUAL ABUSE*


10AM – 5PM
  1.  
AUG 27,
TUES
PREVENTION OF CHILD SEXUAL ABUSE: WORKING WITH OUR BOYS ( A FOCUS ON SOCIO – CULTURAL ISSUES )
10AM – 5PM
  1.  
AUG 28,
WED
PREVENTION OF CHILD SEXUAL ABUSE: PERSONAL SAFETY EDUCATION
10AM – 5PM
  1.  
AUG 28,
WED
PREVENTION OF CHILD SEXUAL ABUSE: EVOLVING  A CHILD PROTECTION POLICY
10AM – 5PM
  1.  
AUG 29- 31,
THURS - SAT

AN INTRODUCTION TO PSYCHO – SOCIAL INTERVENTIONS  & USING THE TRAUMAGENIC DYNAMIC FRAMEWORK TO ASSESS  PRE- AND ADOLESCENT GIRLS WHO HAVE BEEN  SEXUALLY ABUSED   
10AM – 5PM

*Registering for Understanding the Dynamics of Child Sxual Abuse is mandatory to attend all other workshops except Evolving a Chid Protection Policy


UNDERSTANDING THE DYNAMICS OF CHILD SEXUAL ABUSE

The orientation  to  the Dynamics of Child Sexual Abuse  and their convergence to form a composite picture,  would lay the foundation on which participants could develop a knowledge base to further work on the subject of child protection either in terms of policy planning, program development or skill enhancement.  The outcome would be an increased awareness which would help with the  appreciation,  that  prevention or responding to child sexual abuse does  not only involve  the child, individual adults but  also   the entire community.
With various new aspects of the Protection of Children from Sexual Offenses (POCSO) 2012  which has been notified for implementation  from Nov. 14, 2012, including  sectors apart from the criminal justice system a  presentation on the highlights of the Act   will wrap up the orientation


PREVENTION OF CHILD SEXUAL ABUSE: WORKING WITH OUR BOYS

Child sexual abuse is a multifaceted problem that requires a holistic response. Unfortunately, most of the focus tends to be after the abuse, on the female victim and some focus on the young sex offender. Prevention tends to focus on protection from victimization, with much less on preventing the development of sex offenders. This session will look at the Indian boy and the socio-cultural factors that work against him. What pressure does patriarchy place on boys? How could boys respond to the fact that so much focus and effort is placed on helping girls? The purpose of the session is to pose questions for critical inquiry in order to increase our understanding of the perceived environment of boys so that we can better support their positive development. The best way to prevent child sexual abuse is to create a world where children do not develop into adult offenders.




CHILD SEXUAL ABUSE PREVENTION : PERSONAL SAFETY EDUCATION – AN INTRODUCTION

With the objective of empowering  primary school going age  children to safeguard themselves against CSA, the workshop on CSA prevention through Personal Safety Education  is to provide  participants with an understanding of  age-appropriate  information and   the accompanying   non-threatening methods to convey it while utilizing   a variety of resources developed specifically for this purpose  . 


PREVENTION OF CHILD SEXUAL ABUSE:  EVOLVING A CHILD PROTECTION POLICY

A child protection policy (CPP) articulates an organization’s  zero tolerance approach to child abuse. An important step towards achieving this objective  would be for every institution which works with children to develop and adhere to a child protection policy which would have clear cut guidelines and protocols  to  provide for a safe and conducive environment for both children and the adults  with whom they interact. On  the one hand   it helps protect the staff of an organization from allegations of abuse, giving them the confidence to know there is a clear cut system of redress in case an allegation is levelled; On the other, a  CPP will  also help organizations be proactive in safeguarding children. . Abusers particularly take advantage of those organizations  they perceive as  unsafe -  lack of  protocols and supervision, careless in managing risks etc.. 
With various new aspects of the Protection of Children from Sexual Offenses (POCSO) 2012 which has been notified for implementation  from Nov. 14, 2012, including  sectors apart from the criminal justice system a  presentation on the highlights of the Act   will wrap up the orientation

AN INTRODUCTION TO PSYCHO – SOCIAL INTERVENTIONS  & USING THE TRAUMAGENIC DYNAMIC FRAMEWORK TO ASSESS  PRE- AND ADOLESCENT GIRLS WHO HAVE BEEN  SEXUALLY ABUSED  

Against the context of the ecological model, socio-cultural  realities  and from a mental heath and therapeutic   perspective, the presentation  on An introduction to   psycho social interventions would give participants  an overview of the concerns  and variables involved,  to address  effects of sexual abuse on the well being of a  child who has been sexually abused  and their family. Discussion would be around case study reviews and  examples of activities related to case presentations

The  workshop on Using the Traumagenic Dynamic Framework to assess  pre- and adolescent girls who have been  sexually abused  would build on  the understanding acquired, to  further the process of a Healing Plan.









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