Healthcare: Staff and Professional training

As in education, it is vital that professionals coming in contact with victims/survivors of Childhood Sexual Abuse understand the complex trauma and associated behaviours they often exhibit. Most will not come labelled as such and many may not have disclosed at all.

Accessing services such as General practice, Dentistry, routine screening, and vaccinations, can be retraumatising and so are often actively avoided, leading to a worsening of symptoms, delayed diagnosis and further complications. Survivors are often only seen at the point of crisis, leading to a labelling of the patient without consideration of the underlying trauma.

With this in mind, our training allows a unique, lived-experience perspective on a survivor’s journey through the complexities of the health care system. Having considerable experience with addiction, counselling, community and institutional mental health, and maternity care systems; the speakers will promote the necessity of trauma informed approaches and the reasons they are so important from a survivors point of view.

What we offer:

  • Keynote speaking on lived experience.
  • Bespoke safeguarding support.
  • Question and answer sessions.
  • Interactive case study sessions.
  • Consultation and feedback services.

What we cover:

  • Real life case studies of survivors and their reasons for delayed or non-disclosure.
  • The immediate and long-term impact of the profession on the survivor when trauma is not considered.
  • Examples of good and bad practice in dealing with the complex needs of survivorship.
  • We challenge stereotypes of what an abused child/adult survivor will look like.

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