What do we tell the kids about sexual abuse? 12.30-1.30pm

Saturday, 12.30 – 1.30pm

Every parent needs to find a way of living with the risk of the sexual abuse of their child.

But whilst the vast majority of children are abused by someone they know most of our messages to children are about the dangers of strangers.

Why do adults send such confusing messages to their kids and what can you do to keep your child safe?

A discussion lead by Dr Nina Burrowes,  a psychologist and researcher specialising in the psychology of sexual abuse. Nina works closely with the Crown Prosecution Service and Police forces throughout the UK providing specialist training on sexual abuse. She is the author of ‘Eyes open to sexual abuse. What every parent needs to know.’

Joining her will be Silke Katharina who is a survivor of sexual abuse, therapist and social activist. She has founded the activism project SURVIVORS TOGETHER to spark a movement of survivors of childhood sexual abuse to speak for themselves, challenge stereotypes and stigmatisation and to educate the public. The group runs a monthly Open Forum for survivors at the Canvas Cafe in East London and is currently working on research-based information packages for education and healthcare professionals.

Chairing the discussion is Nathalie McDermott, founder of On Road, a not-for-profit organisation which tackles social problems by improving media coverage of misrepresented groups and issues. Nathalie is working in partnership with Dr Nina Burrowes on a project that explores ways to improve the media’s coverage of sexual abuse.

Tickets are available on Eventbrite – book early to avoid disappointment as space at the venue is very limited.