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Feb
22

Child Protection & Protective Behaviours Training Workshop

Donvale Presbyterian Church, 5 McGowans Rd, Donvale VIC

One in four children in Australia will be sexually abused before they turn 18, and most of these children will never speak about it. As such, child protection workshops have become a basic essential for all those who work with or care for children and young people. 

Churches must be at the forefront of child protection. As set out in the Bible it is part of God’s plan that we care for and protect children from harm and this professional learning will prepare participants to do just that.

This workshop has been designed to provide up to date knowledge on child abuse with particular reference to child sexual abuse and to help participants understand the vulnerability of children and young people.

The presentation will teach participants the internationally acclaimed Protective Behaviours Child Safety Program in a Christian context.

The overall aim of the program is to prevent abuse occurring, and to empower children to speak out in order that the necessary pastoral and therapeutic care can be provided.

Details

Date: Thursday February 22, 2018
Time: 10am-4pm (registration at 9.45am)
Location: Donvale Presbyterian Church, 5 McGowans Rd, Donvale VIC
Cost: $30 per person
BYO lunch, or pre-order for $12.50 per person

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Program

TIME DETAILS FACILITATOR
9.45 Registration Kylie Kendall
10.00 Open, Welcome & Introduction Kylie Kendall
  Dynamics of Child Sexual Abuse Andrea Musulin
 

• Understanding the Issue
• Prevalence & Risk
• The Offenders
• The Construct of Grooming
• The 4 Preconditions to CSA

 
12.15 LIGHT LUNCH  
1.00 How to Protect Children using The Protective Behaviours Program Andrea Musulin
2.15 AFTERNOON BREAK  
2.30 How to Protect Children using The Protective Behaviours Program Andrea Musulin
  Questions and Wrap Up Andrea Musulin
4.00 CLOSE  

Presenter

Andrea Musulin

Andrea has recently resigned from WA Police after spending the past 30 years in uniform. During that time she specialised in the areas of domestic violence and child abuse. She resigned from WA Police to take up the role of Safeguarding Director for the Perth Catholic Archdiocese and to continue her work with the Western Australian Child Protection Society.

Andrea has also been heavily involved with Protective Behaviours WA Inc, WA’s leading child protection education and training organisation, for 22 years. Andrea has written and co-written several resources for parents and professional publications that are now used by the Department of Education and other schools across Australia and internationally in combating child sexual abuse. Andrea has worked with government and non-government organisations in developing and writing child protection policies, procedures, and processes.

Andrea is regarded in WA as a powerful trainer and successful advocate and innovator in the prevention of child sexual abuse and was inducted into the WA International Women’s Hall of Fame for her dedication as a pioneer and leader in the child protection arena.

As a the wife of one, mother of six, and grandmother of four, she brings to the presentation a wealth of knowledge and an undying Christian commitment to the protection of children.

When presenting the workshop Andrea will use a direct but humorous approach in sharing her many experiences in raising resilient and safe children in a very challenging and ever changing world. 



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