• forensic
  • assesment
  • consultation
  • training

confronting child abuse with courage

bringing the truth to light

professional, pro-fact, pro-family

awareness & prevention through knowledge

 

Origins and development of the programme

The CSA Prevention and awareness program was developmed by Louise Aucamp, social worker in private practise [BA(MW) MSD(Play Therapy)]. Working with sexually abused children on a daily basis through forensic assessents into allegations of sexual abuse, the need and desire to become a role player in the effective prevention of sexual abuse was born.

Equiping herself with the necessary knowledge and skills, through attending international training on sexual abuse and forensic investigations and studying available literature and research the program was developed during 2006-2008. The first formal presentation of the program was during 2008, when the program was presented to a group of nursery school teachers.

Children are often taught how to keep themselves safe from sexual abuse. Various programmes are run in nursery and primary schools teaching our kids how to protect themselves from sexual abuse.

Since then the programme has undergone grown both in content and presentations accross Pretoria. Based on research that formed part of Louise Aucamps Phd studies various articles underlying different core aspects of the program has been published in scientific journals.

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During 2014 a research study on the CSA Prevention and Awareness program was conducted by Mrs Suria Barnard, social worker in private practise, as part of her Master Degree in Forensic Practise. The outcomes of this research study proofs that the CSA Prevention and Awareness programme is effective in increasing significant adults knowledges about sexual abuse as well as their skills in facilitating a child’s disclosure.

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Complete research report on the CSA Prevention & Awareness Programme
 

Confronting child abuse with courage

Vision:
To effectively prevent child sexual abuse by empowering significant adults in children’s lives.

Mission:
Raise awareness of the prevalence and consequences of child sexual abuse by educating significant adults about the steps they can take to prevent, recognize and react responsibly to the reality of child sexual abuse.

This training is a first step towards educating significant adults in the child’s life, to understand, prevent, recognize and react responsibly to child abuse.

Children are often taught how to keep themselves safe from sexual abuse. Various programmes are run in nursery and primary schools teaching our kids how to protect themselves from sexual abuse.

Although these programs do have some value the problem with these programmes are two folded:

A) Prevention of sexual abuse is not a child’s responsibility
As adults we make sure our children wear seat belts. We walk them across busy roads. We put a fence around our pools and store toxic chemicals and household cleaners out of reach of children. Why then would we leave the job of protecting our children against sexual abuse sole up to them? Placing the responsibility of sexual abuse purely on our children’s shoulders can be described as irresponsible and show’s a lack of understanding of the dynamic’s of sexual abuse. If we, as parents and adults, understand the dynamics of sexual abuse then we will understand that a child is in no position to say no to his or her abuser.

B) Prevention programmes aimed at children leads to disclosure of abuse and is not as effective in the prevention of abuse
Prevention programmes aimed at children does have its place in a holistic approach to the prevention of sexual abuse. It is important though not to mistake the value of these programmes as all sufficient as a preventive measure. Preventive programmes aimed at children often focuses on teaching children that their bodies are private and that no one is allowed to touch their private parts. All though this is important for them to learn – it cannot substitute adult responsibility to protect children. Where preventive programmes are presented to children it is of the utmost importance that these programmes flow from a sound knowledge of sexual abuse and the dynamics of abuse and grooming, thereby refraining from burdening children with guilt by teaching them to say no and run away.

The purpose of this workshop is therefore to equip teachers with the necessary knowledge and skills to recognize and deal with sexual abuse in a responsible manner.

 

Facilitator:
Doornpoort, Magalieskruin, Sinoville

Charmain May de Beer

Charmaine May de Beer

My mission and vision:

To improve the primary social-emotional well-being of the children, people in the community and educators by not only providing social-emotional education and psycho-training but also to provide a supportive structure during traumatic life experiences and “out-falls” in the classroom.

Parents and educators seldom have specialized training in addressing the outcome of traumatic events such as sexual abuse. As part of my social responsibility, I want to offer specialized training opportunities to equip parents and educators with adequate research and tools to address these traumatic events with success!

Contact Information:

Cell: 082 855 2924
Fax: 086 613 5469
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Facilitator:
Centurion, Gauteng

Sarie Nell

Sarie Nell

My mission and vision:

Well-needed service in Centurion area, the prevention of child sexual abuse focussed on educating responsible adults in children’s life’s through providing training programs to pre-school, primary school and parents/caregivers.

Facilitator in the area is Sarie Nell Social worker in Private practice who specialises in therapeutic, supportive and evaluation services to the legal system, parents and children since 2009.

Contact Information:

Cell: 083 230 6124
Office: 012 667 1913
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Fasiliteerder:
Klerksdorp, Orkney & Stilfontein, North West

Suria Barnard

Suria Barnard

My missie en visie:

Ek is oortuig daarvan dat kinders werklik gehelp kan word indien hulle omring word deur emosioneel gesonde en ingeligte, omgee-volwassenes.

My passie is om daardie volwassenes, ouers en onderwysers, te bemagtig en te ondersteun sodat kinders optimaal gewortel is vir groei te midde van die storms wat oor hulle pad mag kom.

Kontak Inligting:

Sel: 082 570 6823
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Facilitator:
Krugersdorp, Gauteng

Joane van Heerden

Sarie Nell

My mission and vision:

As a social worker I’ve always been passionate about protecting children.

I really believe that I have been called to work in the field of sexual abuse. Through the presenting of this program I believe we can reach significant others in children’s lives and empower them to protect their own and other children. If they are educated about sexual abuse ALL of us CAN make a meaningful difference in “little lives.

Contact Information:

Cell: 072 223 8106
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Fasiliteerder:
Roodepoort & Randburg, Gauteng

Rothea Geldenhuys

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My missie and visie:

As ons daarin kan slaag om die persone wat die meeste tyd met ons kinders spandeer, naamlik onderwysers en ouers, se arms sterk te maak en hulle kennis en insig kan verbreed oor die belangrike aspekte in die opvoeding van ons kinders, kan ons op grootskaal, ‘n reuse verandering maak in die toekoms van ons kinders.

Kontak Inligting:

Sel: 073 389 6678
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Facilitators:
Rustenburg, North West

Gys van Zyl & Nicolene Priest

Gys van Zyl
Gys van Zyl

Our mission and vision:

Child sexual abuse is a widespread problem effecting all sectors of the community.

The problem is complex and the work stressful to both the health professions and child protection services alike. However, the mental and physical health of thousands of children is dependent on the competent prevention and awareness of child sexual abuse. Therefore Our Vision: "to empower people to protect the next generation, to enable them to safeguard the children of the future in order to continue the legacy from generation to generation." To make a difference in the lives of children is our passion!

Contact Information:

Cell Nicolene: 082 859 8559
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Cell Gys: 079 4490785
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Fasiliteerder:
Pretoria East 1, Gauteng

Yvette Adendorf

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My missie and visie:

Ek voel dat elke kind verdien 'n regverdige kans om gesien en gehoor te word.

Deur ons as volwassenes die nodige kennis en insig te gee rondom die impak van seksuele mishandeling, gee ons ons kinders die regverdige kans om wel gesien en gehoor te word. Ek glo dat hierdie kursus aan ouers en onderwysers die nodige inligting sal gee oor hoe om in die beste belang van die kind op te tree.

Kontak Inligting:

Sel: 079 529 8177
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