Improving Outcomes for Survivors of Child Abuse
Leading Commissioning & Service Provision for Societal Impact
In the wake of Operation Yew Tree, public perception of the aftermath of child abuse is changing. With more survivors speaking out it is time to address their needs from professional services as well as from families, communities and society as a whole.
Brought to life through the voices of actual survivors and their families, as well as those working and researching in this field, this conference will empower and motivate you to make significant impact in commissioning and providing services that will have significant benefits for survivors as well as the quality of our future society.
The event will provide you with essential understanding of the experiences and needs of adult survivors of childhood maltreatment. It will ensure that you are at the cutting edge of evidence-informed knowledge, as well hearing from those who need you to lead the way in making a difference.
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Course Tutors:Dr Antony Hickey
Dr Hickey is currently the Programme Leader for Salford University’s MSc in Advanced Counselling Studies and is leading the introduction of the Therapeutic Learning Centre.
His PhD focused on the processes involved in provision of therapy by trauma therapists working with adult survivors of childhood maltreatment. His current research relates to a study into client perspectives on what facilitates intra- and inter-personal development in psychotherapeutic relationships for young adult (aged 16-25) survivors of childhood maltreatment. He is also an investigator in a study into the Impact of MIND's Adult Counselling Service on the Mental Health of their Clients.
He is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and has been a practising therapist for over fifteen years.
Dr Susan Andrew
Dr McAndrew is a qualified mental and sex therapist and a mental health nursing specialist. Before taking up post in Salford she worked for 17 years as a lecturer University of Leeds and spent 1 day per week at a GP practice offering counselling and psychotherapy to those diagnosed with common mental health problems.
Her specific topics of interest are adults who have experienced childhood sexual abuse and later present with mental health problems; the mental wellbeing of young gay people; primary mental health care; service user involvement in research, education and practice; innovative and transformational learning and preparing mental health nurses for the emotionality implicit in their practice.
- Hearing Voices: Survivors speak out about their real experiences as children and adults
- Childhood & Adolescent Maltreatment: prevalence, manifestations and contexts
- Breaking the Silence: The long lasting and complex impact and effects of maltreatment on childhood and adult development
- Learning from our histories: Societal norms and Professional Services
- Addressing consequences for Society: Economic, social and spiritual
- Media coverage and public awareness: Creating a sea-change in Understanding
- Improving Quality of Life: Effective evidence-informed commissioning and service provision
- Together we can make a difference: Opportunities for discussion and debate
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Following this day you will be able to:
- Describe current knowledge about survivor experiences and developmental issues
- Cite current statistics and literature about the prevalence, manifestations and contexts of childhood maltreatment and its long-term effects
- Critically reflect on societal and media perceptions of child maltreatment and its effects
- Discuss and analyse gaps in how survivor needs are met
- Describe and evaluate changes evidence-informed commissioning and service provision that is required to support survivors and how to improve these in the future
Who should attend?
Those involved in the commissioning or management of services for adult survivors of child abuse and neglect. Those in positions of political influence or involved in leading health and social care reform and social justice. Workforce planners, educationalists and health and social care strategists.