Research Symposium Held in Trinidad
From April to May 2011, over 40 professionals from Trinidad & Tobago gathered at the University of the West Indies (St. Augustine, Trinidad and Tobago) for a research and practice training focused on preventing child sexual abuse.
In honor of Child Abuse Prevention Month, Stop It Now! collaborated with the Center for Applied Childhood Studies, University of Huddersfield (UK) and the Social Work Unit of the University of the West Indies (Trinidad) to provide this professional training course, entitled "Advanced Training for Preventing Child Sexual Abuse-- Cross Cultural Explorations, Explanations and Interventions." The training course was also in support of the “Break the Silence” campaign being launched by The Institute for Gender and Development Studies (UWI). Key training facilitators were drawn from the sponsoring organizations, as well as the Legal Aid and Counselling Clinic (Grenada) and UWI Dept. of Child Health.
The training programme received direct grant funding from the UWI Research and Publication Fund, the Economic and Social Research Council (UK), and addition support for facilitator participation was also provided by UWI Faculty of Social Sciences, Stop It Now! and the Oak Foundation.
This event was a direct outcome of a UNICEF study of child sexual abuse in the Eastern Caribbean, and is one of several activities led by CACS in partnership with UWI and Stop It Now!, respectively.
Center for Childhood Studies, University of Huddersfield
Social Work Unit, University of the West Indies, St. Augustine, Trinidad
- Ms. Michele Sogren
- Dr. Priya Maharaj
Stop It Now!
- Ms. Sarita Hudson
- Dr. James A. H. Hafner
Selected presentations from the event are available in pdf format below.
- Professor Adele Jones, Translating Research into Social Action: followup to a UNICEF study of Child Sexual Abuse in the Eastern Caribbean
- Dr. Priya Maharaj, A Public Health Approach: what works, where & how
- Dr. Hazel Da Breo, Grenada: post research action and interventions on child sexual abuse
- Dr. Rhoda Reddock: Child Sexual Abuse and HIV-AIDS Prevention: an action research project
- Dr. Jacqueline Sharpe, Keynote Address
- Ms. Michele Sogren, The Role of Parents, Schools and Communities
- Ms. Cedriann Martin, The Role of the Media
- Rev. Fr. Clyde Harvey, The Role of Faith-Based Groups
- Mr. Ravi Lutchman, The Role of Youth Organisations
- Professor Adele Jones and Ms. Michele Sogren, Exploring the Family Group Conferencing Model for Child Protection
- Professor Adele Jones and Ms. Jacqueline Padmore, Introduction to the Place2Be Model of Primary School-based Counselling
- Professor Adele Jones, Dr. Dominic Pasura and Hazel DaBreo, Restorative Justice in Preventing the Re-occurrence of Child Sexual Abuse
- Ms. Sarita Hudson & Dr. James Hafner, Introduction to the Stop It Now! Public Health Model for Prevention of Child Sexual Abuse
- Professor Adele Jones, Dr. Priya Maharaj & Dr. Hazel Da Breo, Research and Evaluation
- Dr. Dominic Pasura, Introduction to and application of the RE-AIM Evaluation and Planning Framework
- Dr. James Hafner & Ms. Sarita Hudson, Stop It Now! Minnesota RE-AIM Framework
Professor Jones also presented at the Opening Ceremony of the Break the Silence Regional Conference on Understanding and Preventing Child Sexual Abuse and HIV Risk
- Professor Adele Jones, The Social and Economic Costs of Child Sexual Abuse: Towards Social Transformation