Faith and Flourishing: Strategies for Preventing and Healing Child Sexual Abuse





Faith, Public Health, and Global Leaders Unite at the International, Interreligious Virtual Symposium from April 8-10, 2021:

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       Keynote Address by the Rev. Dr. Denis Mukwege, 2018 Nobel Peace Prize Laureate  

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Participate in daily, hour-long round table discussions from April 8-10 to identify actions your communities can take to prevent child sexual abuse and promote healing for its victims.

Participants will also have the opportunity to view a series of presentations by global leaders and experts on the prevention and healing of child sexual abuse, and access evidence-informed tools, training materials, and multi-media resources for prevention and healing.

This landmark symposium provides mental health practitioners, public health professionals, and child welfare advocates a unique opportunity to engage with religious leaders of diverse faith traditions to share experiences, discover new resources and identify strategies they can implement together to prevent child sexual abuse and foster healing for survivors of abuse in their communities.

Who Should Attend:

Faith leaders, public health practitioners, policy makers, child welfare advocates, and those working in education settings, the criminal justice system, health care organizations and the public health sector with an interest in child sexual abuse prevention and healing.

Participants who complete the program will receive a certificate of attendance from the Human Flourishing Program, at Harvard’s Institute for Quantitative Social Science.

Registration for this symposium is free and open to the public. 


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The aim of the April 8 World Day for preventing and healing child sexual abuse is to stop child sexual abuse and ensure all the people of the world whose lives have been impacted by child sexual abuse have the opportunity to flourish. We plan to accomplish this through:

  • Promoting global awareness of how to prevent child sexual abuse and support healing for victims and their family members
  • Raising long-term funding for organizations focused on prevention and healing from child sexual abuse
  • Uniting organizations and advocates across disciplines through promoting partnerships and sharing resources for effective prevention
  • Ensuring that every survivor of child sexual abuse, in every country in the world, has access to appropriate resources for healing.