Working with adolescents who have experienced sexual assault
This workshop is for professionals and students in health, education, welfare and community
sectors working with young people who may disclose sexual assault.
Adolescence is a time when young people are becoming aware of, and exploring, their sexuality, where there is often confusion around what is safe and lawful sexual behaviour. When young people start to understand their own personal power it can be a time when childhood sexual assault is disclosed.
Statistically, adolescent girls are in the population group at highest risk of sexual assault.
This interactive workshop examines the definition of sexual assault, consent and the role of social media. The impact of trauma on the developing identity is also explored.
Strategies for working with young people around dealing with the impact of the trauma of sexual assault, sexuality, anger and self blame will be discussed.
Prior completion of Responding to Disclosures of Sexual Assault, or an equivalent, is required for participation in this workshop.
When: Friday July 21, 2017
Venue: Golden City Support Services, Level 2, 48 Mundy St Bendigo
Cost: Paid workers $100. Unpaid workers $60.00