The National Centre’s In Conversation series continues

In the next In Conversation webinar, Professor Helen Milroy from Perth Children’s Hospital and the University of Western Australia, Dr Graham Gee from the Murdoch Children’s Research Institute and Fiona Cornforth, National Centre Board Member and CEO of the Healing Foundation will explore how to create and restore safety with First Nations Communities in the context of the trauma and impact of child sexual abuse. In this webinar, Professor Milroy, Dr Gee and Fiona will discuss what cultural safety means at a practical level and how we can develop an understanding the deep knowledges that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and communities hold and live as an important part of the healing journey.

All In Conversation webinars feature a Q&A session with speakers. In Conversation is open to all.

Date: Monday 28 August 2023

Time: 11am-12pm AEST

Where: Online 

Please note this webinar will be recorded

Register here for Healing and Recovery in Indigenous Communities.

Previous In Conversation webinars

On 20 AprilProfessor Ben Mathews, Lead Investigator on the Australian Child Maltreatment Study (ACMS), discussed the findings at the inaugural In Conversation webinar What can we learn from the Australian Child Maltreatment Study about the prevalence and nature of child sexual abuse? Alongside National Centre Board Members Dr Joe Tucci, Dr Cathy Kezelman AM and Fiona Cornforth, Professor Mathews explored how the ACMS can inform policies and practice to reduce child sexual abuse and improve responses to it. The recording of this session is available here.

On 11 May, Detective Inspector Jon Rouse APM joined the National Centre to discuss The dangers of online abuse: how technology is used to harm and abuse children and young people. He gave tips on how to effectively communicate with children and young people about their technology use. This session included a conversation on how to mitigate risks and create a safe online space for children and young people. The recording is available here.

On 25 MayDr Cathy Kezelman, Deputy Chair and President of the Blue Knot Foundation, and Paul Klotz, member of the National Centre’s Adult-Led Survivor College, explored complex trauma and child sexual abuse through lived experience by sharing their own personal stories and expertise. They provided insights on how people can respond and support victims and survivors to maintain hope and possibilities for healing. The recording of this session is available here.

On 6 June at 5pm AESTProfessor Paul Gilbert OBE, President of the Compassionate Mind Foundation UK, and Dr Joe Tucci, National Centre Board Chair and CEO of the Australian Childhood Foundation, discussed the importance of compassionate responses to child sexual abuse-related trauma and impacts. During this session, Professor Gilbert and Dr Tucci unpacked the science of compassion and provide practical suggestions that everyone can apply to create a more compassionate community. The recording of this session is available here.

About the In Conversation series

Hosted by the National Centre for Action on Child Sexual Abuse, our In Conversation series brings together experts from research, law, policy and practice to explore how we can work together to reduce, eliminate and respond to child sexual abuse so that victims and survivors are believed and supported to heal and recover.


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