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Kids Safety - Sexual Abuse... What Can You Do?

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  • Thu 24 Aug ’17, 10:00am – 12:00pm


St Albans Baptist Church, 64 McFaddens Rd, St Albans, Christchurch Show map



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  • Kid's safety... Sexual Abuse: $0.00

Myths, facts, strategies.

This workshop by START (Start Healing - Stop Abuse) will explore some of the issues in the area of sexual violence and healing from incidences of sexual violence, as well as prevention, identification and management of disclosures, as they discuss some important things that are useful for parents and carers to know to enhance their capacity to keep their children safe and react effectively if concerns are identified.

START works in the area of sexual violence and it is their job to provide information and support to parents, carers, and professionals who are doing their best to help the children in their lives heal from incidences of sexual violence. They also provide community education aimed at prevention, early identification, and effective management of disclosures of sexual violence.

Maggy Tai Rakena, Manager START - Maggy's early work background & training was in early childhood education in the areas of daycare, crèche & kohanga reo for over 20 years. She has completed a Certificate in Social Work, a Certificate of Proficiency in Non-Government Organisation Leadership & other Management papers at Canterbury University, a Certificate in Community Psychiatric Care through the University of Otago, & a Graduate Diploma in Not For Profit Management through Unitec.

Maggy has been the Manager at START since 1994 and it is her role to oversee the effective day to day operations of the agency. Maggy is the immediate past chair of Social Service Providers Aotearoa, is on the Tauiwi Caucus of Toah Nnest, was the chair of her local community centre and served on two schools' Board of Trustees from 1989 until 2004.

Catherine Gallagher, Clinical Practice Manager - Catherine is a Clinical Psychologist who has worked extensively with adults and in the child and family area in both the public and private sectors.

Catherine's role at START is primarily to support staff in their work with clients, and to work alongside the team to ensure that the children, adults and families we see, receive interventions that are effective, safe, and respectful. Catherine also completes the majority of ACC assessments that are required by our clients.

Alongside other staff, she is involved in providing community education around issues relating to sexual violence, and building and consolidating key relationships both locally and nationally. This includes representation on the Sensitive Claims Advisory Group for ACC.

Jo Bader, Social Worker - Jo has worked for 14 years in the area of social work, working alongside young people, young parents and families, as well as coordinating and facilitating group work. Jo has undertaken training in Interactive Drawing Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Family Partnership, Child Advocacy, and Non-Government leadership. Jo's values are those of social justice, a desire to protect and equip and to support others to grow in knowledge, understanding and skills for life.

The workshop is in the Lounge at St Albans Baptist Church, 64 McFaddens Road, car-park entrance from Redwood Place.

Spaces are limited, so please book here to save a seat.
Free thanks to sponsorship from START and the Ministry of Social Development.

Hosted by START and Neighbourhood Trust.

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