Robert Tucker: The Staying Safe Programme
Excellence in Practice 2021 Training Series
- 3 June - 18 June 2021
THIS SESSION WILL BE DELIVERED AS A WEBINAR VIA ZOOM - for privacy reasons our sessions are not recorded.
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We are proud to continue our partnership with Robert Tucker, Honorary Associate of Berry Street, and Director of RGT Training & Consultancy based in the UK. Robert is an internationally renowned specialist working with children, adolescents and families where there are concerns about sexual abuse and inappropriate or harmful sexual behaviours.
(This 3-day course will be delivered over six 3-hour webinars)
The Staying Safe Programme has been devised and written by Robert Tucker. It is aimed at those children and young people who are no longer in the families where abuse took place or where the offender is living elsewhere. It outlines a programme of 1:1 work with a child over an average of 26 hours and modules cover areas such as 'why am I seeing you; all about me; my family; my world; keeping safe: privacy, boundaries, good and bad touch; good and bad secrets; what is sexual abuse; how does it affect people; how does it happen; why did it happen to me/in my family; coping with memories; the effect on me and my family; it's not my fault'; ‘safety planning’ and ‘moving on'. Each participant will be provided with an electronic copy of the ‘Facilitators Manual’ and a ‘Resource Manual’ containing worksheets and direct work ideas.
This training (usually provided over 3 days) has been adapted to a webinar format. It aims to help participants provide a time-limited, focused and modular intervention programme for children and young people whose lives have been affected by child sexual abuse. It is designed to build upon and extend traditional ‘Protective Behaviours Work’ by ensuring that the work is applied to the family’s specific abuse circumstances. It seeks to help answer many of the key questions children have about such circumstances, such as ‘what is sexual abuse’, ‘why does someone do this’, ‘how does it affect me / my family’, ‘why did it happen to me/us’, ‘did my parent(s) know’, ‘is it my fault’, ‘why can’t a family member stay at home?’. It is a psychoeducational programme which seeks to supplement and not replace other therapeutic approaches and utilises screening tools to assist with decisions about whether a child is safe enough or ready to utilise this approach.
Aims and Objectives
To familiarise practitioners with the Programme structure and manual and provide training to enable them to deliver the Programme to the target audience (child survivors /siblings/kin of survivors).
- Have an understanding of the main theoretical and practice issues underpinning the Staying Safe Programme
- To have developed an enhanced awareness of screening and safeguarding issues
- To be conversant and competent in integrating the ‘fit’ between the Staying Safe Programme and any intervention with the non-offending partner
- Have become ‘practiced’ and ‘comfortable’ in the identified method
- Have insight into the personal impact of facilitating this programme for children
- Be equipped with the skills to facilitate the Programme
Who Should Attend
Therapists, counsellors and other practitioners who undertake direct work programs with children and young people or for case managers making decisions about a child’s future needs.
Dates and Cost
Session 1 & 2: 3-4 June
Session 3 & 4: 10-11 June
Session 5 & 6: 17-18 June
Each session will be delivered from 8am - 11am (AEDT - Australian Eastern Standard Time)
Cost: $920.00 (incl. GST)
Please read our Payment Terms & Conditions.
Payment Terms & Conditions
Payment MUST be made by credit card at the time of registration (VISA and Mastercard will be accepted) . Your registration will not be confirmed unless payment has been processed.
A confirmation/tax invoice will be issued upon registration to your nominated email address.
A full refund will be issued for cancellations up until 3 days prior to the webinar. No refunds will be issued after this date however substitutions are welcome.
Should Berry Street cancel a webinar for any reason, those registered at this time will be entitled to a full refund of registration fees.
- 3 June - 18 June 2021