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Adult Survivors of Child Abuse and Neglect

Format Workshop
Presenters Dr Barbara Meddin
Description Do you:
Work with adults you who suspect may have been abused as children?
Wonder what impact that abuse had on them as a child?
Are concerned as to how childhood maltreatment affects them as adults?
Wonder how it impacts on their own family such as their spouse and children?
Feel confused about what impact heredity versus environment plays in defining the consequences?
Feel unsure of what you can do to help your adult clients who have been abused as a child or whom you suspect has been through the healing process?

By the end of the workshop participants will have gained:
A brief overview of what child maltreatment is
Learned about the differences and typology concerning the predominant groups of children who have been abused
An understanding of what impact being abused or neglected as a child has on that child as an adult
A canvassing of what it 'feels like' to be an abused or neglected child and what messages does it give to a child about who they are, how they make sense of it and how it affects their self-esteem/self-concept as adults
An appreciation of what role heredity, genetic makeup and the individual's environment plays in respect to their impact of maltreatment
An awareness of what factors lessen the impact of childhood maltreatment and of those that compound or that makes the consequences for adult survivors worse
An indication of what support, intervention and therapeutic endeavours are necessary to assist the adult survivor
About the presenter(s) Dr. Meddin's reputation as a trainer is recognized throughout Western Australia. She has presented a range of training and professional development programs both to government and non-government agencies, including human service professionals. She is widely published both in Australia and overseas.

This workshop has been presented to a number of human service agencies and has been exceptionally well received.
Location WA Metro, Australia
Venue Anglicare WA Training Services
Level 1, 23 Adelaide Tce, EAST PERTH WA 6004

Please contact the event organiser to confirm if this venue is wheelchair accessible
Start/End Date 6 Dec 2012
Time 9:30am - 4:30pm
Cost $190 per person (incl. GST)
Organiser Anglicare WA Training Services
Contact Name Events Officer
Telephone 08 9263 2122
Fax 08 9385 8969