Supporters & Survivors Workshops

Supporting a Male Survivor of Child Sexual Abuse

SAMSN recognises the challenges that family members and friends of survivors can experience when trying to support their loved-one.

We conduct one-day workshops that are open to both supporters and survivors to understand the impacts of child sexual abuse and to build strong and mutually respectful relationships.

The workshops provide a safe space for partners, family and friends, as well as adult male survivors, to discuss commonly faced issues and aspects of recovery & healing.

The workshops are facilitated by SAMSN staff (professionals and those with lived experience).

Please note that all of our services are provided free of charge, to supporters & survivors.

Part One: 9.30am

  • Understanding the dynamics, impacts & ripple effects of child sexual abuse
  • What assists in recovery & healing?
  • The SAMSN journey and learnings about supporting survivors

Morning tea: 11am

Part Two: 11.20am

  • Exploring the needs of survivors & supporters
  • In this session, the group separates into supporters and survivors and are led in a discussion about each groups’ needs, what’s been helpful and unhelpful

Lunch: 12.45pm

Part Three: 1.15pm

  • Bringing it all together – responding to the needs of survivors & supporters
  • The facilitators provide feedback about the main themes that came out of the group discussions

Close: 3pm


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