Practitioner Interview Video Series – Male Sexual Assault

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In support of Sexual Violence Awareness Month, Living Well are pleased to release a new Practitioner Interview Series of videos for those meeting and working with men sexually abused in childhood and their partners, families and friends.

Check out the entire 14 practitioner videos at the Living Well website.

Rationale

Living Well are aware that men who have been sexually abused or sexually assaulted are not only starting to speak of their experiences, but looking to access professional support to deal with the impact of child sexual abuse on their lives and relationships. They are also aware that whilst there has been a long history of developing services and support for women who have been sexually abused, in some Australian states and territories service development in relation to working with men has been quite limited, as have opportunities to share knowledge and skills in working with this group of men and their partners, families and friends.

Practical Resources

This video series draw on the practical knowledge and skills of professionals who have between 3 and 30 years of experience working with men who have been sexually abused or sexually assaulted. They are not meant to be a definitive text, they are real practitioners talking about doing the work. They are part of an expanding series of online resources that Living Well are developing to men and women, partners, families, friends and practitioners.

In hearing the diverse practitioners speak and reflect upon their practice, they hope that workers are encouraged to increase their knowledge and interest in supporting men who have been abused and their loved ones and see how valuable, rewarding and do-able the work is. Feedback they have received from men who have seen the practitioners interviews is that they have found them useful in providing information and demystifying the counselling process.

Acknowledgement

Living Well wish to acknowledge the generosity of the clients, practitioners, specialist services and funding agencies who have supported the development of the ‘Introductory Practitioner Interview Series’. Thank you to the Canberra Service Assisting Male Survivors of Sexual Assault (SAMSSA) and to the Melbourne Northern Centre Against Sexual Assault (Northern CASA). Thank you to Victim Assist QueenslandDepartment of Justice and Attorney General and to the Commonwealth Department of Social Services, as funders of Royal Commission Community Based Support Services

 

Published on Wednesday, October 29th, 2014, under Announcements, Learning & development, Practice tips and techniques

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