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Sexual abuse is an attack not only upon the body of a child, but also on their self-esteem, capacity to form relationships and, in the most extreme cases, on their lifelong mental health. How much more serious are these effects when the child has an intellectual disability? And what help is available to help survivors deal with these effects in adult life? Respond, the country’s leading provider of specialist support to people with intellectual disabilities who have experienced abuse or trauma, will seek to answer these questions in a ground-breaking conference that draws together a range of experts and approaches from the fields of psychotherapy, psychology and social care. The conference will equip clinicians, frontline workers and service providers with ways of supporting individuals’ journeys from trauma to recovery. It will: examine the impact of sexual abuse upon the mind and body of someone with an intellectual disability, with particular emphasis on challenging behaviour as a response to trauma explore techniques that have been demonstrated to relieve survivors of their symptomatology and allowed them to live lives free from the ongoing presence of shame, guilt, fear and rage feature experts on a range of psychotherapeutic techniques, including psychodynamic, psychoanalytic, attachment-based and play therapies examine the notion of vicarious traumatisation, in which the sexual crime has a profound impact not only on the primary victim, but upon all those supporting him or her explore notions of ‘duty of care’, and what this means for all those supporting survivors – paid staff or family members.

For more information, visit http://www.pavpub.com/pavpub/conferences/showfull.asp?Conference=910

What
Conference
When
12 May 2010 07:30 to 14:30
Where
ORT House Conference Centre, London NW1
Name
Pavilion
Contact Email
info@pavpub.com
Contact Phone
08448805061

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