A Pocket Guide for Professionals – Responding to survivors of child sexual abuse
The publication offers advice, guidance and key practice points including how to manage disclosure, identify vulnerabilities, and direct survivors into specialist care pathways. The booklet also contains guidance for partners, families and friends on how best to support survivors and help them recover from past sexual abuse.
“Sexual abuse is not just something that happened in a person’s childhood. It can remain alive inside them and their families, sustained by secrecy and silence to protect the abuser and other relatives. Trust is often distorted and ultimately destroyed, and it is vital that health professionals understand this process so they can treat survivors and help them to ultimately escape from their past.” Author Christiane Sanderson.