Sharings
a publication of
Center for the
Prevention and Treatment
of Child Sexual AbuseIS S U E
63D E C E MB E R
20 11
thi...
I am happy to present to you a big
leap that CPTCSA has taken to
improve our counseling services.
Since 1995, we have serv...
HELP
CHILDREN
HEAL
Treatment services for child
victims and child offenders
of sexual abuse
CPTCSA’s treatment services ca...
The Philippine Journal of
Child Sexual Abuse has long
been a goal of CPTCSA. Now,
because of the professional
network we’v...
Founding Editors
PHILIPPINE JOURNAL OF CHILD SEXUAL ABUSE
JOHNNY B. DECATORIA is a Clinical
Psychologist, Educator, Psycho...
A Filipino nation working together to stop child sexual abus
USING OUR STRENGTH OF COLLABORATION AND INTERDEPENDENCE.
The ...
Platform for
Parents, Home and Community Leaders
Outreach and Advocacy Programs are opportunities for
community-based awar...
The Partnership between
CPTCSA and Terres des
Hommes Netherlands (TdH)
started in 1996 with the sup-
port of the Treatment...
The Learning Institute of
Collaboration and Interdependency
(Continued from page 6)
Written by Zenaida S. Rosales
It is al...
Rotary Club of Palanyag, Paranaque gives the
Sponsor Sharing Remarks
(Continued from page
Aside from the fact that Rotaria...
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  1. 1. Sharings a publication of Center for the Prevention and Treatment of Child Sexual AbuseIS S U E 63D E C E MB E R 20 11 this issue Rapha…….…………..…….p.2 Philippine Journal..….……..… of Child Sexual Abuse..….p.4 The Learning Institute...…p.6 Best Practices……….…….p.8 Friends of CPTCSA…....p.10 Announcements..………..p.10 The Learning Institute of collaboration and interdependency It has been a good and fruit- ful 16 years since CPTCSA came into being. We have seen its growing pains; the organi- zation of the officers and board members; looking for funds for its activities, projects and operations; advocacy, training of the staff and other workers in the field of child sexual ; publication of a newsletter and information and communica- tion materials ; liaising with simi- larly-minded groups; the holding of a yearly summer institute; pains- taking work with government agen- ciese.g. DSWD, DepEd, CWC among others and now the launch- ing of our Learning Institute. There is a need for multidisciplinary, Zenaida Rosales, Executive Director of CPTCSA introduces the Learning Instiitute Launching at The Sulo Riviera Hotel in Quezon City as Lois Engelbrecht, Board Trustees Vice-Chairperson and Co-Founder, looks on collective, collaborative and inter- dependent work where everyone does their job in a level playing field without much regard to pro- fessional hierarchy. CPTCSA has been trying its best to hone the skills needed to improve the ser- vices related to child sexual abuse since we opened our first Summer Institute in 1996. We have spon- sored and helped start similar projects in China, Malaysia, Viet- nam and India. We believe in the empowerment of social workers and professionals involved in child protection by enhancing their knowledge and skills. But most importantly there is a need for equality of the professions dealing with child care and safety. We still have a lot to do. On behalf of the officers and staff of CPTCSA, I would like to welcome you all to this momentous activity. Mabuhay tayong lahat. Dr. Reynaldo Lesaca Jr., President Emeritus of CPTCSA, gives the welcoming remarks Rotary Club of Palanyag, Paranaque President, Mr. Edgar Alvarez, sponsored and shared words of inspi- ration at the Learning Institute launch with this year’s Rotary International theme: “Reach Within to Embrace Humanity.” See page 8...
  2. 2. I am happy to present to you a big leap that CPTCSA has taken to improve our counseling services. Since 1995, we have served a total of 807 children and youth who experienced some form of sexual abuse. It has been CPTCSA’s practice to involve non -offending parents or guardians in the counseling of children; we have served a total of 279 adults, most of them mothers or female caregivers. We conducted both individual and group counseling. To provide holistic services to our clientele, CPTCSA networks with NGOs who provide legal services, child psychiatrists, specifically from the Philippine Children’s Medical Center, and other counselors form the field of pastoral and family counseling. The last two are regular members of CPTCSA’s Treatment Response Team, a monthly case conference team that is our venue to discuss assessment and interventions appro- priate to specific cases. As the need arises, CPTCSA also networks with the Philippine National Police. Our major sources of referrals are NGOs, LGUs and DSWD that provides residential care to sexually abused children. But over the years as more and more people are able to access the internet we also receive refer- rals and inquiries from individuals who came across information about us from the web. It is CPTCSA’s practice to reflect on our own work . Internal and external assessment of our projects were con- stantly done both at the request of funding partners and out of our own need, and we still plan to continue the same process. Among the lessons we have learned along the way are: (1) Counseling sexually abused children, young sex offend- ers and their families requires focus, since this is an emotionally and intellectually taxing process, a counselor needs to be able to concentrate and deal with the many facets of the issue, it being a complicated social issue; (2) Counseling does not stand on its own, collaboration with other professionals for the best interest of the child is needed; (3) Counseling sexually abused children needs abuse-specific assessment and intervention frameworks (4) Counselors need mentors, mentors who have the ability to empower the counselors bring our the best in them so that they are able to attend the clients in the best way possible. CPTCSA has been doing counseling in the same facility where other personnel also do the daily task of advocacy, prevention, fund raising, admin and many other office transac- tions. During the last quarter of 2011, CPTCSA was finally able to move the counseling facility separate form the office. This move was inspired by our continuous quest for excellence and respect for the rights of our clientele. To ensure that clients are afforded with appropriate confidentiality and privacy, Rapha , the newest CPTCSA facility was developed and created. The name of the counseling facility is a Hebrew word that means heal- ing or to heal. It also means stitching, which like healing, is a slow and careful process of mending. Since October of 2011, all counseling services are now conducted in Rapha. There are two counseling rooms, one for each counselor. One room is especially designed to cater to the needs of younger and smaller children who are best served through non-directive meth- ods such as play therapy and using arts and crafts. We are sorry we cannot invite you to Rapha, but we thank you for being here today and look forward to sharing what we learned in the Rapha walls. Thank you again for coming and more power to us all. Rapha is a Hebrew word that means heal- ing. It also means stitch- ing, which like healing, is a slow and careful process of mending. by Regina Rabanillo Rapha: a place to healRapha: a place to heal Regina Rabaniilo, head counselor of the CPTCSA Treatment unit, introduced Rapha to the Learning Institute launching guests ISSUE NO. 63 DECEMBER 2011 page 2 Being safe places for others Written by Henri Nouwen When we are free from the need to judge or condemn, we can become safe places for people to meet in vulnerability andseparate them. Being deeply rooted in the love of God, we cannot help but invite people to love one another . When people realize that we have no hidden agendas or unspoken intentions, that we are not trying to gain any profit for ourselves, and that we have no hidden agendas or unspoken intentions, that we are not trying to gain any profit for ourselves, and that our desire is for peace and reconciliation, they may find the inner freedom and courage to leave their guns at the door and enter into conversation with their enemies. Many times this happens even without our planning. Our ministry of recon- ciliation most often takes place when we ourselves are least aware of it. Our simple, non-judgmental pres- ence does it. _________________________ …Continued from page 5 It was found that among the six symptoms, sexual concerns were consistently clinically significant and therefore, required more at- tention in treatment. T-test results that the resilient group was signifi- cantly affected by their sexual abuse experience, having higher levels of depression, anger and dissociation at the start. But they showed better capacity than the less resilient group to effectively interact and respond more posi- tively to treatment. A two-way ANOVA revealed no significant interaction between the effects of clay therapy and resil- ience on trauma symptoms. T-tests showed that the 9-session, 5-week clay therapy intervention was not long enough to produce any significant difference in the participant’s trauma symptoms. More time seemed needed for this intervention to show statistically significant effects. However, from their qualitative evaluation of the intervention, clay therapy, obvi- ously, had very positive effects to the participants and showed prom- ise as a powerful and innovative treatment tool for working with sexually abused children.
  3. 3. HELP CHILDREN HEAL Treatment services for child victims and child offenders of sexual abuse CPTCSA’s treatment services can help by providing a safe release of feelings, overcoming negative and potentially self-destructive behavior, helping understand what part of thinking has been affected by the abuse and help correct distortions, helping build a sense of trust in the child and in a positive future, ena- bling children to gain a sense of perspective about the abuse and to gain the emotional distance necessary to keep the trauma from hurting in the future, and support- ing the child to come to terms with her or his own sexu- ality, including good feel- ings sur- rounding sexual behaviors and the ability to dis- tinguish healthy sexuality from that of what is abusive. A milestone of CPTCSA Treatment Response Unit Rapha is safely tucked in a confidential location. Currently, Rapha has two air-conditioned coun- seling rooms and a well-ventilated lounge area with reception desk. On the upper left hand wing is a photo of the Rapha lounge area with wooden chairs and tree mural art on its walls; group counseling room for bigger children displayed on the upper right hand wing as well as the top photo on this page; and the play therapy counseling room for younger children with sandbox , dolls and color- ful toys. “To ensure that clients are af- forded with appropriate con- fidentiality and privacy, Rapha, the newest CPTCSA was developed and created.” Play Therapy, Individual and Group Counseling Play Therapy, Individual and Group Counseling ISSUE NO. 63 DECEMBER 2011 page 3
  4. 4. The Philippine Journal of Child Sexual Abuse has long been a goal of CPTCSA. Now, because of the professional network we’ve built over the years and funding from Terre des Hommes Netherlands, we are pleased to finally see this goal reach fruition. We have always conducted our own ongoing assessment of our clients, shielding them from the outside. However, with the launch of this journal, CPTCSA has writ- ten guidelines for how we can open our work and our clients to outside research while still pro- tecting them physically, emotion- ally and socially. Our goal is to publish indigenous research to gain respect for our indigenous research-based prac- tices and build insights based in the Philippine psychology and experience from a multidiscipli- nary perspective based on data from the frontline staff working with children and their families, in . schools, communities, family- based programs and institutions. The Philippine Journal of Child Sexual Abuse provides multidisci- plinary forum on all aspects of child sexual abuse. The research on and experience in child sexual abuse in the Philippines is increas- ing. In order to fill the gap in dis- seminating the research, the edito- rial team will make every effort to seek out research for the publica- tion. The Journal will have two distinct parts of the dialogue on critical pluralism of child sexual abuse in the Philippines: research-based academic manuscripts and evi- dence-based practical manu- scripts. Researchers and practitioners in the field of social work, sociology, psychology, psychiatry, medicine, law and education are all invited to contribute to filling in all the pieces of the puzzle for effective services in the prevention and treatment of child sexual abuse. We thank our brave and committed founding editors, representing some of the multidisciplinary professions in child sexual abuse: Dr. Johnny B. Decatoria, Dr. Lois Engelbrecht, Reynaldo J. Lesaca, Jr, M.D., Dr. Emma Porio, and Dr. Jose Sotto. We especially want to thank our first authors. Rebecca Lanes is the au- thor of the first article, The Innova- tive Potential of Clay and Play (Clay Therapy, Resilience and Trauma Symptoms of Sexually Abused Girls). This is an example of an academic research-based article. Regina Rabanillo is the author of the second article, Traumagenic Dynamics Frameworks with Filipino Clients, an example of evidence- based practice. We invite you all in the work to build a safe world for our children. CPTCSA from our inception wanted to be the impetus for a movement— a movement joined by everyone, led by a multidisciplinary collaborative team. Dr. Lois J. Engelbrecht presented the first issue of the Philippine Journal of Child Sexual Abuse at the CPTCSA’s The Learning Institute launch The Philippine Journal of Child Sexual Abuse Written by Dr. Lois J Engelbrecht The Philippine Journal of Child Sexual Abuse RESEARCH GUIDELINES CPTCSA has been protecting its clients from outside research. How- ever, with the launching of The Learning Institute we now wish to facilitate outside research in the field of child sexual abuse. At the same time CPTCSA needs to protect our clients from all possible harm. We have drafted some initial guidelines for access to our clientele for your research. This process will need 4-6 weeks to complete. 1. Permission from professor ensur- ing all ethical standards are followed if the research is for a degree 2. Access to the clients is through t their counselor only. 3. Access to the clients for non direct contact, such as to complete surveys, needs approval from the agency treatment response team first who will evaluate each question and the instrument in general. Each client will be given full disclosure about the research and the client’s role in that research. The client must agree. 4. No access will be given to any document that includes any identify- ing information, and no identifying information will be given to the re- searcher. 5. If the research requires any direct contact with the client, the researcher must meet with the agency treatment response team to present the pur- pose and details of the contact and research. The counselor will then fully disclose to the client(s) and give the client a choice to participate. CPTCSA ISSUE NO. 63 DECEMBER 2011 page 4
  5. 5. Founding Editors PHILIPPINE JOURNAL OF CHILD SEXUAL ABUSE JOHNNY B. DECATORIA is a Clinical Psychologist, Educator, Psychotherapist, Clinical Social Worker and a Trauma Specialist. He finished his Liberal Arts degree in Psychology at the University of Negros Occidental-Recoletos in Bacolod City and completed his Master in Arts in Clinical Psychology at Far Eastern University-Manila. He earned his Ph. D. in Clinical Social and Psychology at La Salle University is U.S.A. DR. LOIS ENGELBRECHT has all three degrees in Social Work from the United States and practical experience in the Philip- pines, India, Vietnam, Malaysia, China, Saudi Arabia and Ghana. REYNALDO LESACA, JR. MD. is a privately practicing psychiatrist of 35 years. He recently retired from govern- ment after 17 years of service with the National Kidney and Transplant Insti- tute in Quezon City. DR. EMMA PORIO, Professor and Chairper- son of the Department of Sociology and Anthropology at the Ateneo de Manila Uni- versity. DR. JOSE SOTTO earned his Ph. D. in Coun- seling and Special Education (minor in Social Work) from Wayne State University, Michigan; his Master of Education from the University of Windsor, Canada; his Bachelor of Education from Wesleyan University, Philippines; and Ministry from Princeton Theological Seminary, New Jersey. CALL FOR PAPERS The research on and experience in child sexual abuse in the Philippines is increasing. In order to fill the gap in disseminating the research, the editorial team seeks academic and practical articles to increase our understanding of the multidisciplinary context of child sexual abuse. Researchers and practitioners in the field of social work, sociology, psychology, psychiatry, medi- cine, law, and education are all invited to contribute to filling in all pieces of the puzzle for effective services in the prevention and treatment of child sexual abuse. Our first several issues will thank its contributors with PhP1,000. The Innovative Potential of Play and Clay: Clay Therapy, Resil- ience and Trauma Symptoms of Sexually Abused Girls Rebecca V. Lanes and Johnny B. Decatoria ABSTRACT The aim of this quasi-experimental study was to determine the effects of clay therapy as treatment modality and to examine the role of resilience on the trauma symptoms, as measured by Trauma Symptom Checklist for Children (Briere, 1996) of 24 sexually abused girls, ages 11 to 17 years old from three rehabilitation centers in Negros Occidental. A nine-session, five-week module on clay therapy, with a trauma-focused cognitive behavioral approach and resilience as measured by the Resiliency Scales for Children and Adolescents or RSCA (Prince-Embury, 2007), were the two independent variables. Trauma symptoms consisting of anxiety, de- pression, anger, post traumatic stress, dissociation and social concerns were the dependent variables. Participants were randomly assigned to the experimental or control group. The for- mer was given clay therapy, while the latter a placebo activity. For each of the treat- ment groups, a resilient group was also determined based on the RSCA scores. The study followed a 2x2 fully-crossed factorial design. ...Read more on page Traumagenic Dynamics Framework with Filipino Clients Regina Rabanillo, RSW ABSTRACT The traumagenic dynamics framework of Finkelhor and Browne (1986) was devel- oped based in western experience. The article presents Filipino examples using the framework, validating its use for assessment here. This research is based in ran- domly chosen 25 case studies of girls who were aged 11 to 18 at the time of intake. Seventeen of the girls were victims of incest that ranged from molestation to rape. Two of the girls were offended by more than one family member. Two of the girls got pregnant by the stepfather and gave birth; another girl got pregnant by the father but after she lost the baby she suspected that her father made her drink abortive pills. Eight of the 25 girls were raped by non-family members, five of them were raped by two or more offenders. The duration of abuse ranged from a single incident of sexual assault to nine years of ongoing abuse. Of the 25 cases, the highest of the trauma- genic dynamics assessed were stigmatization, followed by betrayal, powerlessness and traumatic sexualization. The cover of the first issue of the Philippine Journal of Child Sexual Abuse ISSUE NO. 63 DECEMBER 2011 page 5
  6. 6. A Filipino nation working together to stop child sexual abus USING OUR STRENGTH OF COLLABORATION AND INTERDEPENDENCE. The Learning Institute is a collaborative platform with special attention placed on social work, but is open to all professionals and paraprofessionals in the field of child protection working with the common goal of creating a safe world for our children. THE LEARNING INSTITUTE PREVENTION TREATMENT INTERVENTION ADVOCACY RESEARCH Platform for Preschool, dary School Collaborative a nities are provid mandated by De 1 Personal Sa and Secondary Safety Lessons professionals. Advanced Coll Opportunities Safety Lessons finished Level 1 in implementing in children’s clas School Teache taken from the Program of Pla and Community Platform for Child Protection and Development Continuing Professional Education (CPE) Units are credited as Social Work License renewal requirements. CPE units are composed of three modules for Profes- sional Response to Child Sexual Abuse: Prevention, Treatment and Rehabilitation of Young Sex Offenders. Counseling Specialty Courses are five opportunities for social workers and counselors:  Individual counseling for victims;  Group counseling for victims;  Individual counseling for young sex offender;  Group counseling for young sex offenders  Counseling and case management utilizing the Multi-Disciplinary Team (MDT) model Child Protection and Development Electives are courses taken from the Outreach and Advocacy Pro- gram of Platform for Parents, Home and Community Leaders. Intensive Courses are all courses under Continuing Professional Education and Counseling Specialty Courses with Practicum and Mentoring. www.CPTCSA.org The Learning Institute of Collaboration and Interdependency by Zenaida S. Rosales Why the need for The Learning Institute? As one of CPTCSA mandates, it aims to become a credible training and resource center with highly competent pool of professional trainers and coun- selors; The Learning Institute aims to provide up-to-date local and international information resource on child sexual abuse and to facili- tate efficient and effective plat- forms for collaborative and interde- pendent learning on prevention, treatment, research, counseling and appropriate legal and case management. Today, as a realization of this goal and the beginning of this dream, we are now sharing with you this milestone of launching of CPTCSA Learning Institute. What is CPTCSA Learning Insti- tute? It has these three character- istics: Community of Learners, Interdependency and Collabora- tion. Collaborative platform of com- munity of learners learning, shar- ing and working together to stop child sexual abuse and to create a safer world for children. ...Read more on page The Learning Institute
  7. 7. Platform for Parents, Home and Community Leaders Outreach and Advocacy Programs are opportunities for community-based awareness and skill-building. Examples are the following:  Kids and Teens Court Awareness Program  Empowering Victims of Sexual Abuse through Bible-based Curriculum  Family and Community Advocacy Training on Prevention of Child Sexual Abuse  Protective Behaviors: Keeping children safe from sexual abuse  Child Protection Policy and Building a Multi- Disciplinary Team For more information about course structure, requirements and costs, kindly visit our website at www.cptcsa.org/Learning-Institute. Email us for inquiries, feedback and suggestions regarding these programs and courses at learning@cptcsa.org. se r Primary & Secon- l Teachers and Interactive Opportu- ded for school teachers as epEd Order No. 45: Level afety Lessons for Primary y Teachers; and Personal s for Preschool and ECCD laborative and Interactive are Level 2 Personal for Trainers/Teachers who 1 PSL and have experience g Personal Safety Lessons ssrooms. ers Electives are courses e Outreach and Advocacy atform for Parents, Home y Leaders. Tell us how we can help Let’s work together for a safer world for children. The Learning Institute is a concept, a platform for collaborative solutions for the prevention and treatment of child sexual abuse. CPTCSA The Learning Institute Launch ISSUE NO. 63 DECEMBER 2011 page 7
  8. 8. The Partnership between CPTCSA and Terres des Hommes Netherlands (TdH) started in 1996 with the sup- port of the Treatment pro- gram. Together we journeyed into the organizational evolu- tion and development of CPTCSA as a resource agency in the capacity build- ing program in case manage- ment training of social work- ers and counselors. Together with CPTCSA we par- ticipated in the integrated pro- grammatic approach to child pro- tection amongst the TdH partners in the Philippines, which paved the way for the formation of a counselors network. In addition, TdH supported the activities for mainstreaming the Personal Safety Lessons (PSL) into the curriculum of public schools nationwide which led to the pas- sage of Department Order No. 45. Terre des Hommes had specific objectives for the publication of Making the World Safe for Chil- dren: Experiences of Center for the Prevention and Treatment of Child Sexual Abuse, as follows: 1) Facili- tate self reflection and draw out positive and negative experiences; 2) Guide CPTCSA in writing its history and “biography”; 3) Identify learning points; and 4) Produce a publication of the organization’s history. The framework of the study was: 1) Document the experiences of CPTCSA in fulfilling and protecting the rights of children in vulnerable situations; 2) Identify and validate experiences that allow the sharing of learning and mistakes that are valuable internally and externally, and 3) Identify “good practices or approaches” challenges and gaps in preventing and treating child sexual abuse. The methodology used was: 1) Documentary review and review of related literature; 2) Workshop with CPTCSA staff; 3) Interviews with DepEd teachers, supervisors, par- ents, local government officials, and child survivors; and 4) Focused Group Discussion with students with age ranges from 14 to 16 in se- lected schools. Limitations of the study are: 1) Few partners were visited due to budget constraints; partners were selected on the basis of success of their partnership with CPTCSA as well as achievements in the project imple- mentation; 2) Lack of uniformity in the creation of Multi-Disciplinary Teams among PSL partners; and 3) Because of the sensitivity of the Ms. Stella Echano of Terres des Hommes announced the publication of Making the World Safe for Children at the Learning Institute launch held at The Sulo Riviera Hotel on November 11, 2011. Written by Stella Echano Terres des Hommes announces the publication of Making the World Safe for Children Rotary Club of Palanyag, Paranaque gives the Sponsor Sharing Remarks Wriiten by Mr. Nestor Alvarez Ladies and Gentlemen, good after- noon. First of all, I would like to thank you all for inviting me to speak before you in this launching day of Learning Institute and coinciding with the first issue of CPTCSA’s Journal of Child Sexual Abuse. It is a great honor indeed and a privilege for me to be here today. Secondly, on behalf of our group, the Rotary Club of Palayag, Paranaque, I wish to congratulate you for this yet another milestone of your organiza- tion. It shows only that your organiza- tion led by your Chairperson, CPTCSA would even be a more vi- brant organization in the future and therefore would be a driving force in making a difference in the prevention and treatment of child sexual abuse not only in the Philippines but in other parts of the world. In Rotary, we also share a common vision of a better world by sharing our talents, resources and time to be able to conduct various programs and activities to uplift the life of impover- ished people in our adopted commu- nities. Among those programs are our commitment in helping our youth become active in pursuing good val- ues as a citizen as well as train them as future leaders. Guided by the principle that the future’s generation is our youth today. Rotary has a great mission of making a difference in the life of our youth. ...Continue to page 10 Terres des Hommes announces the publication of Making the World Safe for Children ISSUE NO. 63 DECEMBER 2011 page 8
  9. 9. The Learning Institute of Collaboration and Interdependency (Continued from page 6) Written by Zenaida S. Rosales It is also a collaborative platform of learners where individual expertise, strengths, and research-based solutions are duly rec- ognized and shared for a common goal to protect children from abuse. CPTCSA Learning Institute is a concept and not a fixed place. Sessions are conducted at different venues; physical or virtual, that can be done via: eLearning, Webinar, or face-to-face interaction of the following formats: Annual Summer Institute; Quarterly Courses; 1-day to week-long coursework; and 20-week coursework that involves training and mentoring. Who can participate in the Learning Institute? Child protec- tion duty bearers and professionals from different backgrounds and practices and leaders, advocates, paraprofessionals and educators. How can we participate in The Learning Institute? By enlist- ing, as individual or group, in our coursework which are: Continu- ing Professional Education with 3 modules in Prevention, Treat- ment and Rehabilitation of young sex offenders; Counseling Spe- cialty Courses in individual, group and case management for sexually abused children with MDT component; Kids and Teens Court Awareness Program; Empowering Victims of Sexual Abuse through Bible-based curriculum; Family and Community Advo- cacy Training on Prevention of Child Sexual Abuse; Protective Behaviors and Children Protection Policy with Multi-disciplinary Team component; and most importantly Intensive Courses of Continuing Professional Education and Counseling Specialty courses for Social Workers with Practicum and Mentoring for each course. The Learning Institute KNOWLEDGE CENTER The Learning Institute has in its knowledge resources a reference Library, internetJournal library and an online bookstore. The library has up-to-date international and Filipiniana resources, journals and information relevant to child sexual abuse namely International Journal for Social Work, Journal of Child Abuse and Neglect and Journal of Child Sexual Abuse. The Internet Library has international peer-reviewed journals, articles and books on all topics. The online bookstore will soon merchandise CPTCSA’s own publications of training materials such as curriculum manu- als, workbooks, storybooks and digital videos. This soon will be launched online by logging on to www.cptcsa.org/bookstore. The cover design of the book documenta- tion of CPTCSA’s experience in coopera- tion with Terres des Hommes only a few were chosen to be inter- viewed. Major Parts of the Book Chapter 1: The CPTCSA: Background and History Chapter 2: Child Sexual Abuse in the Philippines and the development of Personal Safety Lessons Chapter 3: Establishing policies to address and prevent Child Sexual Abuse through Advocacy, Lobbying and Networking Chapter 4: Treatment and Rehabilita- tion of victims/survivors and Young Sexual Offenders of Child Sexual Abuse Conclusions and Lessons Learned Challenges Making the World Safe for Children: Experiences of Center for the Preven- tion and Treatment of Child Sexual Abuse will be printed and distributed on the first quarter of 2012. ISSUE NO. 63 DECEMBER 2011 page 9
  10. 10. Rotary Club of Palanyag, Paranaque gives the Sponsor Sharing Remarks (Continued from page Aside from the fact that Rotarians have been staunch ad- vocates of integrity and high ethical standards in their pro- fessional and business dealings, one may say that in Ro- tary we have more than enough programs to help alleviate the lives of many fellowmen. Mr. Nestor Alvarez, President of Rotary Club delivers his Sponsor Sharing Remarks at the Learning Institute Launch held at The Sulo Riviera Hotel on November 11, 2011 Yet, if we are to make an assessment, nothing is limited in ways we could further extend the noble missions of Rotary. And one of which is the protection of our children in our society. As important as achieving a real equality and justice in our society, the protection of our children reflects the kind of sensitive values we have in advocating what is just and what is good for our next generation. And person- ally, I believe this is one nobler mission we could pursue along with our existing programs. As responsible citizens of our country, we should not close our eyes and remain deaf in this very serious social issue which affects all sec- tors of society and destroys the lives of our young children. Therefore, on behalf of our club, I join and support you in pursuing the noble purpose of your organization. Mabuhay kayong lahat sa CPTCSA! Become a partner in developing a Safe World and join Friends of Center for the Pre- vention and Treatment of Child Sexual Abuse. We salute your help in maintaining already existing safe behaviors by teaching your children simple safety rules and sup- porting child protection laws. Step up to the challenge by expanding your understanding and become a real part of the solution. Join the Friends of CPTCSA for personal insights into your own empower- ment as you join our incredible journey to create a safer Filipino world. CPTCSA at PLDT’s Pasko, Paksiw, Pakyaw Christmas Bazaar at the CCP Complex, Pasay City, December 15-21, 2011 Center for the Prevention and Treatment of Child Sexual Abuse would like to thank Starbucks, Matalino Street branch in Quezon City for its year-round support and generous goodies for CPTCSA staff and clients. Thank you, Starbucks and more power! CPTCSA Staff Zenaida S. Rosales Executive Director Regina Rabanillo Jennifer Cueva Treatment Response Team Gina Lompero Ma. Theresa Gulapa Prevention Program Team Lorelei Almirez Resource Mobilization Unit Jennifer Gebilanguin Charito Solis-Taniegra Finance and Admin CPTCSA ISSUE NO. 63 DECEMBER 2011 page 10

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