Prevalence and impacts of child sexual assault
Laura is a psychologist with a special interest in abuse and the development of complex trauma.
Addressing sexually harmful behaviour in children
Dr. Trish McCluskey has worked in child protection for more than 30 years and is currently chair of Victoria’s Therapeutic Treatment Board for young people with sexually concerning behaviours.
Demystifying Contaminating Evidence
Kara Shead is the Deputy Director of Public Prosecutions. In this video presentation she answers questions about child sexual abuse cases in the criminal court system and dispels some of the myths surrounding contaminating evidence.
Child sexual abuse: safety and risk assessments
Dale Tolliday is a highly respected advisor in the field of child sexual abuse, with more than 20 years of experience in the field.
Between the lines: Trauma, resistance and safety in the context of child sexual abuse
Cathy Want is manager at Rosie’s Place, a non-government sexual assault counselling and advocacy service for children and non –offending parents. Cathy is a trainer, researcher and has developed innovative resources for work in child sexual assault. In this presentation Cathy closely examines the range of tactics offenders use to condition the child and isolate them from protective relationships. She offers advice about respectfully engaging with a family and the ‘how to’ of developing a plan centred around a child’s safety.
Key findings from the taskforce into child sexual abuse in Aboriginal communities
Marcia Ella-Duncan is a descendant of the Yuin nation on the NSW far south coast.
Panel: Trish McCluskey, Dale Tolliday, Cathy Want, Marcia Ella-Duncan & Kate McIntyre
In this panel discussion our speakers answer questions about common child protection practice concerns including working with Aboriginal families, parents who are struggling to believe our worries about sexual abuse, working with children who display sexually harmful behaviour and effective safety planning.