Sexual abuse of children continues to be a pervasive problem globally and in South Africa. In light of this, the training aims at promoting understanding of child sexual abuse with the view of improving prevention, early intervention and on-going psycho-social support. In line with this, the training focuses on the following pertinent areas:
- Prevalence of abuse and sexual abuse in South Africa
- South African social context and its effect on the vulnerability of children
- Theory on the occurrence of child sexual abuse
- Consequences of child sexual abuse – behavioural, physical and psychological
- Sexual Offences Act – sexual offences against children
- Sexual grooming
- Disclosure of sexual abuse and subsequent handling
- Approaches to healing and recovery.
This training is suitable for anyone interested in developing and broadening understanding of sexual abuse of children and healing approaches
Who should attend?
- Social Workers both in private and public organisations
- Social Auxiliary Workers
- Employee Wellbeing Providers
- Lay counsellors