Introduction to Responding to Childhood Sexual Abuse: Zoom Workshop
November 5, 2020
Those who survive childhood sexual abuse can find themselves up against the persistent effects of trauma. The risks of re-traumatisation in talking about the past require vigilance from those who are witnesses to these stories.
This workshop invites consideration of a central idea in narrative work with trauma: the person is always responding, often in small but significant ways. Such responses can be recovered and explored with the person. Further, ongoing experiences of pain and distress can be considered as testimony to deeply held dreams, hopes, values and commitments.
Complex and troubling dilemmas –around responsibility, accountability, secret-keeping and the responses of family and friends to disclosure – will also be unfolded. As always, several opportunities for skills practice will be integral to this two day workshop. Cost $275