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Supporting Adult Survivors of Child Abuse in a Trauma-Informed Way (SASCA)

Become a more trauma-informed professional and learn how to support adult survivors of childhood abuse
About this event
The Office for National Statistics (ONS) estimates that there are 8.5 million adult survivors of abuse in England and Wales.

NAPAC’s Supporting Adult Survivors of Childhood Abuse (SASCA) course serves to deepen knowledge about the impact of abuse in adulthood and enable professionals to feel more confident in managing disclosures from clients/patients.

The course, accredited by the British Psychological Society (BPS) and Royal College of Nursing (RCN) is aimed specifically at health and social care professionals who have short to medium-term contact with abuse survivors. The course content developed from consistent reports from survivors that they feel, at best, unsupported, judged or misunderstood and at worst retraumatised when seeking professional support. They encounter professionals who do not understand trauma, survivors’ life experiences and behaviours and the connection between their current mental and physical health struggles and childhood abuse or other adverse childhood experiences (ACEs).

Experienced facilitators share NAPAC’s knowledge of working with abuse survivors over the past two decades and address many of the issues that professionals encounter when engaging with individuals suffering from complex trauma and PTSD. There is plenty of opportunity to ask questions, role play, reflect and learn from the experience of others in a safe environment.

Undertaking this training will improve both the skills and confidence of when handling disclosures and (where appropriate) signposting.

Main Learning Outcomes

• Identify and explain key impacts of all types of child abuse and neglect in adulthood

• Recognise and mitigate stress responses experienced by abuse survivors

• Prioritise actions when receiving and disclosure of abuse

• Describe and apply trauma-informed principles

• Summarise Herman’s three-phase model of recovery

Delegate Numbers and Requirements

The only pre-course requirement for delegates is that they have openness to emotive material and a willingness to learn and practice new skills.

Workshops are capped at 20 delegates.

Thank you for supporting NAPAC’s work