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Childhood Sexual Abuse a Basic Awareness


Childhood Sexual Abuse – A Basic Awareness


Basic Awareness

Average Study Time:

Approximately 60mins – 90mins

How to Register:

If you are an individual – book online
If you are an organisation – contact us

Course Suitable for:

This course is suitable for frontline staff across all disciplines and at all levels who wish to broaden their knowledge and understanding of childhood sexual abuse including the impact on male and minority ethnic survivors.

It is particularly relevant to staff within the following sectors: job centre plus, housing, police, prison service, court service, health, social work, and the voluntary sector.

Course Description:

A unique e-Initiative and groupwork programme has been developed for frontline staff in the voluntary and statutory sectors.

The programme will increase the skills and confidence of frontline staff in responding to adult survivors of childhood sexual abuse (CSA), including male and minority ethnic survivors.

The course will explore the definition of sexual abuse, the impact of abuse, barriers for survivors to disclose and staff and volunteers to respond.  This includes the issues specific to minority ethnic and male survivors.

Participants will hear survivors’ experiences and this will be followed by what helps survivors and how to respond.

The course will end by touching on the impact of working with CSA disclosure on yourself and how to look after yourself.

This blended learning programme will offer an enriched learning experience.

The interactive e-Initiative module allows:

  • Personalised learning
  • Real time and remote access
  • The ability to work at your own pace in a non judgemental setting
  • Access to first hand accounts from survivors and practitioners
  • Engagement in online activities and scenarios

On completion of the module, participants will have the opportunity to register for one of the six groupwork sessions being held in Glasgow, Edinburgh and Dundee.

The groupwork sessions will offer participants the opportunity to consolidate learning, discuss and explore issues, attitudes and perceptions with group members and facilitators.

This is an exciting opportunity to access one of the most innovative learning courses that will not only increase knowledge and understanding of childhood sexual abuse but also assist in providing an effective and sensitive response to adult survivors.

Course Modules:
  1. Introduction
  2. What is Sexual Abuse
  3. The Impact of Child Sexual Abuse
  4. Barriers to Disclosure
  5. Hearing Survivors
  6. How Survivors May Come Across
  7. What Have Survivors Found Helpful
  8. Impact on Self as a Worker
  9. Conclusion and Key Messages
Course Objectives:
  • Increase the awareness of Childhood Sexual Abuse (CSA);
  • Raise awareness of issues specific to male survivors and survivors from minority ethnic backgrounds;
  • Raise awareness and understanding of the barriers faced by adult survivors of CSA and the impact this can have on accessing services;
  • Increase staff confidence in their ability to respond to disclosures from survivors of Childhood Sexual Abuse including male survivors and minority ethnic survivors;
  • Dispel myths and stereotypes in relation to Childhood Sexual Abuse;

For a short demonstration of this course please click here.

This programme has been developed by roshni in partnership with SAMH and Health In Mind and is funded by SurvivorScotland (


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