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Print Posted by AfriCentric Events Admin on 12/24/2016 in Charity,Education,
AFRUCA Workshops on Mental Health & African Children (Liverpool)

AFRUCA Workshops on Mental Health & African Children (Liverpool)

Radisson Blu Hotel
Radisson Blu Hotel, Old Hall St, Liverpool L3 9BD, UK

Start Time
03/24/2017 09:00 am
End Time
03/24/2017 3:00 pm

 Key speakers:

  • Josie Dale – Mental Health Psychotherapist, AFRUCA’s Therapeutic Service. Josie is a qualified Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist. She has worked with diverse groups in primary and secondary mental health care and NHS IAPT. At AFRUCA, she specialises in trauma-focused work with young people and adults who are victims of trafficking and exploitation. Her key interests are child sexual abuse, trauma, anxiety, and depression.
  • Sarah Malik – FGM Emotional Well-Being Coordinator, AFRUCA. Sarah is a qualified Psychotherapist using CBT in her work with children, young people and their families. She is AFRUCA’s FGM specialist and has worked extensively with unaccompanied asylum seeking children. She has worked with a wide spectrum of issues from bereavement, depression, and postnatal depression.


This series of workshops (London 25 November 2016; Manchester 24 March 2017) will focus on the mental health impact of child abuse and exploitation linked to cultural and religious practices amongst Black African children and repairing the damage of abuse on mental health.  Key issues addressed by AFRUCA Mental Health service including Female Genital Mutilation, the Branding of Children as Witches as well as the use of juju and oath rituals to control victims of Trafficking and Exploitation will be explored. The range of psychological impact of the above, and the role of practitioners in understanding and supporting young people with these experiences will also be a focus of these workshops.

We will utilize an array of learning and teaching styles including small group discussions, experiential hands-on learning, multimedia methods and lecture delivery along with case studies will be interwoven throughout....

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