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Dynamics of Sexual Abuse

This workshop provides participants with an understanding of the prevalence, dynamics and effects of sexual abuse of children.  Participants will also develop an understanding of child on child harmful sexual behaviours and the patterns of child sexual offender behaviour.

Participants will:

  • Understand the incidence of sexual abuse in Aotearoa New Zealand and legislation relating to sexual violence including grooming.
  • Be able to identify the signs and indicators that a child may have been sexually abused.
  • Understand how the internet can be used to groom and sexually abuse children and young people and action that can be taken to prevent sexual abuse online.   
  • Understand myths associated with sexual abuse and what the reality is.
  • Understand the effects of sexual abuse on children.
  • Identify how to respond to disclosures of sexual abuse and the actions to take when concerned about a child at risk of sexual abuse.
  • Understand child on child harmful sexual behaviours.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the dynamics, risks and behaviours of child sexual offenders
  • Know how to support the needs of children who have been sexually abused, their families and whānau and offenders when abuse has happened. 

This workshop will include a range of teaching methods and mediums including lecture, small and large group discussions, interactive activities, video clips and case studies.  Participants are encouraged to share their ideas and experiences



One day (9.00am - 4.00pm)


Who should register?

Anyone who engages or works with children and young people and/or their family and whānau.  


For more information email us on info@childmatters.org.nz or phone 07 838 3370