Still doing what we’ve always done: Victims and survivors still await publication of the independent review of child sex abuse allegations in St John Ambulance.

As someone who researches disclosure of childhood sexual abuse I am all too aware of the research regarding barriers to disclosure. Professor Delphine Colin-Vézina at McGill University, drawing upon the foundational work of Professor Ramona Alaggia (University of Toronto) carefully charted barriers from within, barriers in relation to others, and barriers in relation to the... Continue Reading →

Brief Reflections on ‘The Beginner’- John Lewis Christmas Advert 2022

It’s that time of year again where our senses are bombarded minute to minute by a cacophony of lights, sounds and smells all designed to remind us of the looming big day. In recent years, the warm and fuzzy sentimentality has met the naked consumerism aspect of Christmas in one medium, The John Lewis Christmas... Continue Reading →

Seminar Schedule – Disclosure of Sexual Abuse: encouragement, facilitation, and support, 9:30am – 4:30pm October 8th

Please see the full schedule now available for our Disclosure Seminar taking place on Friday October 8th. Registration is still available via this link. The seminar will commence at 9:30am and will close at 4:30pm at the latest. We look forward to you joining us on the day. disclosure-seminar-schedule-october-8th-2021Download The seminar will also play host... Continue Reading →

Strengths Based Social Work Practice By Helen Kelly, Medical Social Worker & Graduate of the Masters in Social Work, NUI Galway 2020 Strengths-based practice in social work views clients as both resilient and resourceful in times of crisis. The fundamental tenet of a strengths-based approach focuses on the social worker’s collaborative relationship with the client,... Continue Reading →

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