‘The Royal Commission investigating institutional responses to child sexual abuse has invited survivors to private and public hearings to share their experiences. This is important for survivors and their families, friends and colleagues as it provides the opportunity for support and healing. This learning session will assist people supporting those affected in any way by the findings of the Royal Commission into institutional child sexual abuse.

The learning session will include:

– An overview of the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse
– Information on the potential short and long term effects of sexual abuse on healthy child development and subsequent adult emotional health and behaviour
– A forum for understanding and empathising with those impacted by institutional child sexual abuse
– How you can support survivors of institutional child sexual abuse
– Understanding the nature of professional therapeutic support and how it can assist survivors of institutional child sexual abuse
– Knowledge of appropriate services and supports within your community
– Skills on how to develop self-care when supporting someone who has experienced institutional child sexual abuse

Suitable Audience:

Supporters Family members, friends, colleagues, peers and/or carers who are supporting
people affected by institutional child sexual abuse’


For more information, visit: http://www.rasa.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2014/04/ADELAIDE-SUPP-28-04-14.pdf