Institutional Child Sexual Abuse – Understanding Complex Trauma
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When: Tuesday 26 February 2019
Time: 7:15pm – 8.30pm AEDT - click here for time zone information
Where: Online - join via your computer, tablet or phone.
Cost: Free

This webinar is the second in a series on institutional child sexual abuse. It will feature a panel of survivors and those working in the recovery space, in conversation with psychologist Dr Lyn O’Grady, and address the complex trauma experiences that follow institutional child sexual abuse.

This webinar is devised to support The Trauma Support Directory which in turn, has been created - as a result of the National Redress Scheme and its response to the Royal Commission inquiry - to provide psychological support to survivors of institutional child sexual abuse.

Eligible professions - This webinar is restricted to the following professions:
  • psychologists
  • mental health nurses
  • accredited mental social workers
  • GPs
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health workers
  • psychiatrists
  • Counsellors - ACA Level 3 or 4 Member or PACFA Clinical Registrant
  • occupational therapists
After completing this webinar and additional accreditation requirements, eligible professionals will have the opportunity to become a provider on the Trauma Support Directory.

  • Mr Craig Hughes-Cashmore – survivor, NSW
  • Ms Julie Blyth – Survivors & mates Support Network (SAMSN), NSW
  • Ms Yvona Nouzova – Sexual Assault Support Service (SASS), Tas
Facilitated by Dr Lyn O’Grady – psychologist, the Australian Psychological Society, Vic

Read more about the panel.

Learning Outcomes
At the completion of this webinar participants will be able to:
  • describe complex trauma experiences following institutional child sexual abuse
  • outline physical, mental and psychosocial presentations related to institutional child sexual abuse
  • implement referral systems to enable interdisciplinary collaborative ways to work therapeuticually with survivors of institutional child sexual abuse.

Before the webinar: This is an accredited activity within RACGP's QI&CPD Program. A Certificate of Attendance and self-directed learning tool will be provided to allow self-report for all other professions.

Questions? Email Lyn O’Grady of the Australian Psychological Society at L.O'

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