Expert Workshop: Building Resilience in Children Exposed to Sexual Abuse and Exploitation

We would like to invite you to our expert workshop on Building with Bamboo: an innovative international learning project exploring resilience-based approaches to working with street-connected children who have experienced sexual abuse and exploitation.

Date: 4th May 2018
Time: 9.00 – 14.00 UK time
Venue: Baker McKenzie, 100 New Bridge Street,
London, EC4V 6JA
(there will also be the option to join the workshop remotely)

Lunch and refreshments will be provided.

As we near the end of this project, we would like to share what we have learned about working with children in a resilience-based way; about the forms resilience-based practice can most usefully take; and what happens in children’s lives, in terms of their resilience and well-being outcomes, when we do so. We will also share the approach we have used to learn about and develop our resilience-based practice and encourage discussion about how this might be useful to other organisations which want to work in more adaptive and responsive ways.

The workshop will engage participants in a mix of panel presentations, discussions and activities which will ultimately take them on a journey to explore how the learning relates to their own thinking and practice. We will share the key insights we have learned from children themselves, and the methods we have trialed to influence our future practice. Our partners will provide some unique insight through sharing stories of the impact this work has had on street-connected children, and how similar methods could be adapted for use in your own practice.

We welcome reflection and discussion and you are also warmly invited to join our online Community of Practice and Learning: a space to share knowledge and exchange ideas on resilience in street-connected children.

The panel will consist of:

  • Dr. Ruth Edmonds: Project Facilitator, Keep Your Shoes Dirty
  • Caroline Ford: CEO, CSC
  • Beth Plessis: Project Coordinator, CSC
  • Alfred Ochaya: Project Lead, S.A.L.V.E. Uganda
  • Sylvia Reyes: JUCONI Ecuador
  • Krishna Subedi: Project Lead, CWISH Nepal.

It is free to register and we hope you can join us. Places are limited so please email to confirm your attendance. We will share dial-in instructions if you would like to attend remotely.

Mildred Sarachaga

Mildred joined CSC as Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Officer in September 2017, after six months as Network Development Intern. She helps to coordinate the evaluation and shared learning for Building with Bamboo. She has experience in grassroots-led initiatives to child protection, Monitoring & Evaluation and supporting digital learning platforms. She holds a MA in International Development: Peace, Conflict and Reconstruction and has worked for INGOs both in the UK and Colombia. Email her at

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