John Saunders, author and survivor of child sexual abuse, invites you to join him and a panel of professionals to discuss the impact of sexual abuse on individuals, families and communities.
Byron Bay Mayor, Simon Richardson, will chair the forum. The discussion panel will consist of representatives from the mental health, legal and spiritual sectors. They will discuss six core themes: children; adult survivors; intimate relationships; family, friends & community; impacts of government & institutional policies; and, the human spirit.
A Q&A with the audience will follow, providing a safe and supportive environment for survivors to ask questions. Survivors and their families will be offered healing suggestions and legal advice. The forum will also provide the opportunity for members of the health, legal and spiritual professions to increase their awareness about child sexual abuse so they can better address the issue in their professional practices.