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by Sarah Nelson and Sue Hampson
ISBN 978 0 7559 5615 9
This document is also available in pdf format (308k)
ForewordIntroduction1 Child sexual abuse and its impact2 Barriers to 'Opening the Can of Worms'3 The views of survivors4 Positively supporting survivors5 Wider issues in support planningAppendix 1: National resourcesAppendix 2: Contact addressesAppendix 3: Concerns about the safety of children and ongoing concerns about adultsAppendix 4: Note on the authors
This accessible, easy-to-read booklet aims to help statutory and voluntary sector staff and volunteers likely to be working with survivors of childhood sexual abuse. It will be useful to people in mental health, community projects, counselling and support services, health and social work services, homeless projects, addiction services and older people's projects, and also to those working in young people's services, criminal justice and many others.
We hope it will help you feel more aware and confident in supporting people who disclose sexual abuse, and in feeling able to mention the issue sensitively. It gives important basic information and good practice guidelines for work with male and female survivors. It also includes useful resources and a list of contact organisations.
Page updated: Monday, April 07, 2008