Supporting children who have disclosed trauma
This panel discussion explores how practitioners can have conversations with children that challenge the effects of self-blame, after experiences of sexual or physical abuse. Panellists discuss strategies that practitioners can introduce to children and parents to help them make sense of their experiences in ways that challenge self-blame, as well as how the power difference between children and adults can be made overt in sessions with children to help them challenge their feelings of complicity.
• Discuss the ways that self-blame occurs and how it is manipulated by perpetrators to support the secrecy and silence surrounding abuse.
• Identify strategies that practitioners can introduce to children and parents to help them make sense of their experiences in ways that challenge self-blame.
• Discuss how the power difference between children and adults can be made overt in sessions with children to help them challenge their feelings of complicity.
• David Tully (Practice Manager, SA)
• Clare Klapdor (Social Worker, SA)
• Kate Headley (Speech Pathologist, NSW)
Facilitator: Chris Dolman (Emerging Minds - SA)
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