Interpersonal Trauma & Sex Education Training με την Christiane Sanderson

Το Σάββατο 18 Ιανουαρίου 2020,

ώρες 10.00-17.00,

η Attachment Parenting Hellas,

σε συνεργασία με το Family Sleep Consulting & Workshops,

φιλοξενεί τη διεθνούς φήμης ψυχολόγο-ψυχοθεραπεύτρια και σύμβουλο/εκπαιδεύτρια σε θέματα Ενδοοικογενειακής και Σεξουαλικής Βίας, Παιδικής Σεξουαλικής Κακοποίησης και Διαπροσωπικής Κακοποίησης,

Christiane Sanderson

σε ένα μονοήμερο training

για επαγγελματίες υγείας και εκπαιδευτικούς, με θέμα:

“Interpersonal Trauma and Sex Education: Understanding the Impact of Sexual Abuse and Interpersonal Violence”.

Research shows that lack of, or inadequate sex education can render children and adolescence more vulnerable and at risk of childhood sexual abuse (CSA), sexual exploitation and sexual violence. This training day will explore how childhood sexual abuse and interpersonal trauma impacts on the child and later adult and considers how adverse childhood experiences and the nature and dynamics of CSA can leave indelible scars and increase the risk of later interpersonal violence. To understand the range of long term effects, the training will focus on enhancing awareness of the impact of interpersonal and relational trauma on attachment and how the trauma bond hijacks the attachment system either through hyperactivation or deactivation of attachment behaviors. It will examine how interpersonal trauma can result in a range of later relational difficulties in which relationships and intimacy are seen as a source of danger rather than safety. Emphasis will be placed on how trauma symptoms, dissociation, shame, lack of emotional regulation, substance misuse and the inability to set boundaries can lead to a range of physical, psychosocial and mental health problems, such as self-harm, substance misuse and personality changes.

In order to reduce the risk of CSA and interpersonal trauma it is crucial to equip children and young people with knowledge and understanding of appropriate sexual behavior through psychoeducation and sex education to ensure that they are protected. This is especially the case given the grooming process, both on and offline. The accessibility of sex and sex images through the digitisation of sex through online pornography, dating apps, sexting and social media can make it difficult for young people to distinguish between healthy sexuality and sexually abusive behaviour. In order to protect young people, empower them to make healthy choices and be able to say “No” to unwanted sexual attention, it is imperative that they have acess to good quality sex education.

To facilitate this, participants will have the opportunity to learn about typical and atypical sexual development in childhood, to differentiate between age appropriate consensual sexual activity and sexual abuse and sexual violence and how to talk to children in an age appropriate way about sex. In addition, the sexual arousal cycle and the influence of early attachment experiences in the formation of sexual scripts and arousal templates will be explored and how this can be used in sex education for young people. It will also examine the impact of developmentally premature exposure to sexuality through childhood sexual abuse and online pornography and how this reshapes the child’s and adolescent’s brain. In addition, the training will identify vulnerability and risk factors, the role of resilience, and how the cycle of interpersonal trauma can be circumvented and interrupted through psycho education and sex education. Through the use of questionnaires and experiencial excercises, participants will be able to develop a deeper understanding of their own relationship to sex and sexuality and learn how to feel more comfortable when talking about sex without evoking feelings of shame.

Topics covered will include:

-The nature and dynamics of interpersonal trauma and child sexual abuse

-The impact of the trauma bond on attachment behaviour, intimacy and closeness

-Impact of child sexual abuse and sexual violence on sexuality

-The impact of the digitisation of sex, cybersex, online pornography and social media on the developing brain

-Typical and atypical sexual development in children

-How to talk about sex with children and young people in an age appropriate way

-The role of shame in sexual development and sexuality

-The role of psychoeducation when exploring sexuality

-How to feel comfortable talking about sex and sexuality

-Therapeutic skills on how to work with sexuality

-Enhance awareness of gender and sexual fluidity

Christiane Sanderson is a senior lecturer in Psychology at the University of Roehampton. With over 30 years experience working in child sexual abuse interpersonal trauma and domestic abuse (and trauma), she has run consultancy and training for parents, teachers, child protection agencies, social workers, nurses, therapists, counsellors, solicitors, the police, and religious organisations, Catholic safeguarding Advisory Committee, the Methodist Church, the Metropolitan Police Service, the NSPCC and the Refugee Council. She is an international trainer in child sexual abuse, sexual violence and complex trauma and the author of Counseling Skills for Working with Trauma: Healing from Child Sexual Abuse, Sexual Violence and Domestic Abuse, Introduction of Counselling Survivors of Interpersonal Trauma, Counselling Survivors of Domestic Abuse, Counselling Adult Survivors of Child Sexual Abuse 3rd Edition, The Seduction of Children: Empowering Parents and Teachers to Protect Children from Child Sexual Abuse, all published by Jessica Kingsley Publishers and The Warrior Within: A One in Four Handbook to Aid Recovery from Childhood Sexual Abuse and Sexual Violence, The Spirit Within: A One in Four Handbook to Aid Recovery from Religious Sexual Abuse Across All Faiths, Responding to Survivors of Child Sexual Abuse: A Pocket Guide for professionals, partners, families and friends, and Numbing the Pain: A pocket guide for professionals supporting survivors of childhood sexual abuse and addiction, all published by One in Four.

Κόστος συμμετοχής: 250 ευρώ

Early bird εγγραφή μέχρι τις 15/12: 180 ευρώ

Για κρατήσεις θέσεων: 6936524523/ info@aphellas.gr

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