Building Circles of Safety
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About the Event
Children have a right to learn about their bodies and everything linked to it. They start out curious, asking questions, and eager to know how things work within and also around them. This curiosity is often met with silence, stigma, and shame. Eventually, children get conditioned to suppress their musings and rely on inaccurate sources that may not always provide age-appropriate knowledge.
This also extends to experiencing child sexual abuse. Children prefer to keep it a secret as it is seen as dirty and shameful.
This interactive workshop aims to discuss the importance of preserving the ‘wonder’ through the adolescent years. We need to harness this curiosity to build a life-long trusted communication channel with the child. Talk to them about their feelings, educating them about coping skills, communication, relationships, consent, and empathy - the building blocks for creating a society based on respect, tolerance, and compassion. It’s only when we are open-minded and approachable that children will talk to us about things that bother them, including sexual abuse.
About the workshop:
- Sensitises the community on the importance of sexuality education
- Explains the link between sexuality education and prevention of sexual violence
- Uses videos and engaging exercises to appreciate various perspectives
- Provides simple techniques that can be used to discuss sensitive topics with children
- Shares resources to continue critical conversations with children
Join Anuja Amin, a child sexual abuse survivor, and mother to two daughters, to help build safer childhoods for the children of India. There will also be ample time in the end for an interactive Q&A session.
**Joining link and passcode for the virtual workshop will be emailed to you once you register. Please be sure to check your spam folder in case you don't see an immediate e-mail in your inbox after registering**
You may view previous videos of Anuja, and other prevention content on our social media pages:
Youtube: Circles of Safety Channel
Cancellation / No Show Policy
Registration fees for workshops are non-refundable and non-transferable. We do not issue credits or refunds for any reason. If you cannot attend the workshop for which you have registered, we encourage you to find a friend or colleague to take your place and let us know as soon as possible. If you cannot find a replacement, you forfeit your registration fee.
- Workshop TicketINR 350INR 3500INR 0