May 21, 2010

ACC - SCU Review Forum

Info: Compliments of the Swamp Report - link on side panel 
Lunchtime Forum: Wednesday May 26th, 12-2pm
Centre for Global Action, Level 2, James Smiths Building, cnr Cuba and Manners Streets, Wellington

The financial support ACC’s Sensitive Claims Unit provides survivors of sexual violence, in the form of funding therapy, was radically altered in October 2009 with the introduction of a new clinical pathway. The Roundtable on Violence Against Women is hosting a forum to hear about how the new clinical pathway is impacting on survivors.

  • Are most survivors' claims accepted by ACC?
  • For those survivors who cannot access ACC-funded support, what is available?
  • Finally, and most importantly, is the ACC Sensitive Claims Unit the most appropriate agency to help survivors and our communities recover from the harm caused by sexual violence?
  • Suzanne Johnson, Psychotherapist, Member of NZ Association of Psychotherapists (NZAP), Chair of NZAP Public Issues 2006-2010
  • Wendi Wicks, Disability Coalition Against Violence
  • Margaret Hester, ACC Claimant
  • Helen Sullivan, General Manager Wellington Sexual Abuse HELP
The Wellington Sexual Abuse HELP Foundation provides 24/7 crisis support, counselling and primary prevention services in Wellington and Porirua.  A significant proportion of our counselling work had been funded through ACC Sensitive Claims and the impact of the clinical pathway has significant financial implications for our agency and its ability to maintain current levels of services for clients dealing with the impact of sexual violence on their lives.

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