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More survivors can apply for compensation as deeply unfair ‘same-roof’ rule is scrapped

Gabrielle Shaw, NAPAC’s CEO, said:

“We are delighted that the CICA ‘same roof’ rule has been scrapped. Given that most child abuse happens within the family and children are likely to have had no choice but to live under the same roof as their abuser, this rule was rightly viewed as deeply unfair and punitive. It is impossible to measure the damage done by childhood abuse, but for many survivors the impacts affect their health, their adult relationships and their earning potential throughout their lives.”

Trauma-informed training receives British Psychological Society (BPS) CPD Approval

Childhood trauma is increasingly being recognised as the root cause of many mental health difficulties. NAPAC, a national charity which supports adult survivors of child abuse, is regularly is contacted by counsellors, therapists and psychologists seeking advice on how to work with clients who have disclosed childhood abuse. NAPAC has now received CPD Approval for its one-day training course ‘Supporting Adult Survivors of Childhood Abuse’ (SASCA) from the British Psychological Society (BPS).

‘A Christmas letter to my mother’

Many survivors find Christmas a difficult time of year. Here a survivor writes a letter to her mother about the abuse she suffered, the Christmases she wishes she could have had and how she has now moved on in her life.

What is a ‘trauma-informed’ approach to supporting adult survivors?

Do you work with adults who suffered abuse in childhood or know someone who does? You may have heard about services using a more ‘trauma-informed’ approach to supporting adult survivors, but what does this actually mean in practice?

If you would like to deepen your knowledge and learn more about best practice, then you may be interested in our new five hour e-learning course called ‘Working with Adult Survivors of Child Abuse in a Trauma-Informed Way’.

Two new support groups to start in autumn 2018

NAPAC has two new support groups for survivors of child sexual abuse. One of them will be in London, starting on 10 Sept for twelve weeks. There are just 12 places and demand is always high, so potential participants should apply now. Places are free, participants must commit to attending all twelve sessions.

Thinking of volunteering on our support line?

Katie talks about volunteering on our support line and the hardest thing about taking calls:
‘When you have a survivor who has suffered really bad abuse and they are really struggling. Sometimes listening can be really sad and you just want to give them a hug and be there for them and make it all better. When that call has to end, you just want to be there a bit longer.’

Royal College of Nursing (RCN) accredits NAPAC training

The Royal College of Nursing (RCN) has accredited NAPAC’s Supporting Adult Survivors of Childhood Abuse (SASCA) one-day training course.

The SASCA training course is suitable for professionals such as nurses, midwives, safeguarding specialists, police, clinical leads and counsellors who are hearing an increasing number of disclosures from adults who suffered abuse in childhood.

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