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Beyond Belief

Synopsis
A short animated video looing at the impact of child sexual abuse on families, and at how parents and carers can best support children who have been abused. Shows parents and carers from different backgrounds dealing with a variety of situations, including sexual abuse of children by family members, other known adults, and strangers. Encourages adults to listen to children, believe what they say, and take responsibility for protecting them. It takes a positive outlook on children’s ability to recover from these difficult experiences, provided that they are cared for, supported, and helped to understand that they are not to blame for the abuse.

Looks at the pressures on parents and carers who are supporting a child who has been sexually abused, acknowledging that this can be a stressful and isolating experience. Parents are encouraged to work out their own best strategies for coping, and to find help for themselves. Narrated by Muriel Grey.

This film is suitable for a wide audience, but is primarily designed for parents and carers supporting children who have experiences sexual abuse. It is also a useful training tool for professionals working with children and parents
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Year of release
2003
Year of production
2003
Subjects
Social welfare
Keywords
animation films; child abuse; counselling; social work training

Distribution Formats

Type
VHS
Format
PAL
Price
£10.00 (hire) £20.00 (Sale)
Availability
Sale
Duration/Size
13 minutes
Year
2004

Production Company

Name

Leeds Animation Workshop

Distributor

Name

Concord Media

Email
sales@concordmedia.org.uk
Web
http://www.concordmedia.org.uk/ External site opens in new window
Phone
01473 726 012
Address
Rosehill Centre
22 Hines Road
Ipswich
IP3 9BG
Notes
A long-established, not-for-profit organisation with a large collection DVDs, specialising in the sectors of general and mental health, child care, race relations, war and peace, addictions, the third world, ecology, civil rights, personal relationships, educational issues, and social work training. Concord also handles titles made for the Graves Medical Audio-visual Library. Sale on DVD. Formerly known as Concord Video and Film Council. In 2014 Concord began to offer selected films as Video on Demand, via Vimeo.

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