Education

The subject of sexualised violence has become increasingly present in the media over the past few years. The taboo surrounding the topic has been lifted to a certain extent, but it is still associated with uncertainty for people who are affected directly or indirectly by it.

Many people fear doing something wrong when dealing with affected children. Our aim is to provide information and management strategies for professionals and interested persons, as well as to raise their awareness of their personal fears, anxieties and hopes.

Our educational offers are tailored to your specific requirements in their content and can include the following subjects:

Definition and extent of sexualised violence against children and young people
Consequences and signs of sexualised violence
Possibilities of support for affected children and young people
Professional action if there is a suspicion of an abusive situation
Strategies used by offenders
Inclusion of prevention measures in pedagogical everyday life
Management of offensive children or young people in the facility
Your establishment-specific topics

Informing specialists and people who are interested in learning more about sexualised violence and its consequences for children, young people and adults is an important component of our work. Our educational programs aim to dismantle uncertainties and to reinforce your management competence in your professional and private everyday life for safe conduct with affected persons. For people who are suffering from sexualised violence, it is important that their signals are acknowledged and for them to interact with competent contact persons, who know how to act in case of suspicion.

Since 2010, the subject of sexualised violence has been given a solid place in society and the public eye, through the term of office of the Independent Officer for issues of sexual child abuse. On the 12th December 2018, the office of an Independent Officer for issues of sexual child abuse was permanently established, and Johannes-Wilhelm Rörig was appointed on the 1st April 2019 as the Independent Officer for issues of sexual child abuse for another five years (Source: https://beauftragter-missbrauch.de/der-beauftragte/das-amt). This constituted a further step towards dismantling the taboo around this subject. The public permission to speak and to not keep quiet has encouraged many affected persons to break their silence. The people who are approached with these issues also require safety in their interactions with the affected persons.

Knowledge creates safety.

This is why we offer a wide variety of subjects related to this issue. Our educational offers are tailored to your specific requirements in their content and duration, and can include the following topics:

Definition and extent of sexualised violence against children and young people
Consequences and signs of sexualised violence
Possibilities of support for affected children and young people
Professional action if there is a suspicion of an abusive situation
Strategies used by offenders
Inclusion of prevention measures in pedagogical everyday life
Management of offensive children or young people in the establishment
Psychosexual development
“Playing doctor” vs. assault by children
Sexualised digital violence

Alongside our educational offers, we also offer informational events about our association and the basis of sexual violence. These events are open for parents and other family members and caregivers, school and professional school classes, interested citizens and of course professionals.

If you are interested in an educational offer or informational event, please contact our counselling centre.

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