SAMSN Survivors & Mates Support Network Service Providers Workshop @ University of New England Parramatta
May 29 @ 9:30 am – 4:00 pm

Working with adult male survivors of child sexual abuse

This workshop is designed to assist clinicians and other professionals working with adult survivors of childhood sexual abuse. We will look at the vulnerabilities of boys being sexually abused and how this often translates into feelings of shame, guilt and confusion for adult male survivors.

The effects of childhood abuse on men will be examined and strategies that can help men recover will be explored. Specific attention will be paid to the role of group work, looking at the unique advantages that support from peers can bring to the recovery process.

This workshop will include a Q&A/discussion with an emphasis on the importance of trauma aware practice.

For more information and to book please visit the samsn website.

World Elder Abuse Awareness Day
Jun 15 all-day

World Elder Abuse Awareness Day

June 15th marks the annual, internationally recognised World Elder Abuse Awareness Day (WEAAD). WEAAD encourages community participation on a broad scale to draw attention to elder abuse.

For more information please visit the WEAA website.

Bravehearts 777 Marathon @ Sydney NSW
Jul 5 all-day

Register now and get a head start on training and fundraising for the Bravehearts 777, 2019.

Join Australia’s biggest charity run and protect our kids from sexual assault. Participants are signing up to tackle the challenge which will see them compete in one of the seven marathons around Australia- Perth, Adelaide, Canberra, Melbourne, Hobart, Sydney or Gold Coast that are run in seven states in seven days.

In 2019 we hope our State Runners will raise an incredible $80,000 to help us achieve our Mission and prevent child sexual assault in Australia. Plus of course, you will be doing something extraordinary for yourself!

For more information see the Bravehearts Website.

National Child Protection Week @ Sydney NSW
Sep 1 – Sep 7 all-day

National Child Protection Week: 1st-7th September 2019

In 2019 National Child Protection Week is coordinated by NAPCAN starting on Father’s Day on the first Sunday of September.

The aim of the week is to engage members of the community in supporting families and protecting children with two messages:

  • Kids do well when parents are supported
  • To raise thriving kids, parents need support to navigate life’s choppy waters

For more information see the website.

SAMSN Supporting male survivors: A workshop for partners, family and friends @ University of New England Parramatta
Sep 7 @ 9:00 am – 2:30 pm

Supporting male survivors: A workshop for partners, family and friends

SAMSN is committed to supporting men who were sexually abused when they were children or teenagers. As part of this commitment, SAMSN conducts workshops to support the partners, family members and friends of men recovering from abuse. These workshops are designed to support the supporters.

  • “My partner is struggling with memories of being abused as a child. How can I help him?”
  • “An old friend has just told me he was sexually abused when he was a child. What should I say to him?”
  • “I think my brother was abused when he was kid. Can I ask him if he was?”
  • “I have just found out my son has been sexually abused. What should I do?”

The SAMSN workshops will provide answers to these difficult questions and assist supporters to have confidence in responding to the needs of male survivors. The workshops are interactive with time to make comments and ask questions.

SAMSN Supporters Workshops are FREE to all attendees. Register your place online to confirm your attendance.

For more information and to book please visit the samsn website.

Diocesan Safeguarding Office Charter
Jan 31 all-day
Office for Safeguarding and Professional Standards’ 2020 new organisational chart
Jan 31 all-day
Revised model of Safeguarding services across the Diocese
Jan 31 all-day