Child Sexual Abuse & Culture - New Research from the Caribbean

Perceptions of Child Sexual Abuse in the Caribbean: Findings on Culture, Patriarchy and Survivors' Voices


Date: August 3, 2010, 9am-12pm Eastern (US) - includes two 10-minute breaks
Cost:  FREE

Stop It Now! is pleased to host a free webcast by Prof. Adele Jones, PhD, Professor of Childhood Studies and Director of the Centre for Applied Childhood Studies at the University of Huddersfield (UK), who will present the latest research findings on attitudes and beliefs about child sexual abuse in the region. Dr. Jones is the lead researcher and author of a 2008-2009 research study on child sexual abuse in the Eastern Caribbean funded by UNICEF.  Register for the webcast.

The webcast will consist of three 50-minute presentations (with ten-minute breaks):
•    Hour 1 (9 am): Culturally Contexted Perceptions of Child Sexual Abuse:  An Overview of Research Findings
•    Hour 2 (10 am): Patriarchy, Gender Inequality and Culture: Colliding Dynamics in the Construction of Child Sexual Abuse in the Caribbean
•    Hour 3 (11 am): Deconstructing Narratives of Child Abuse (Survivor's Voices)

Join the conversation on shared challenges, opportunities and considerations for working on community-based child sexual abuse prevention across cultural and policy contexts.

Register for the webcast

Read University of Huddersfield (UK) Press Release