The Stand Strong, Walk Tall (SSWT) service that is now being piloted was developed as part of an Aotearoa New Zealand research collaboration, called Stand Strong, Walk Tall: Prehabilitation for a Better Future. The broad targets of our mahi (work) are alluded to in our name:
Stand Strongdenotes self-efficacy and self-regulation building aspects;
Walk Tall denotes self-acceptance, dealing with the stigma often faced by those with sexual attraction to children/young people and tackling self-stigmatisation; also a sense of forward momentum;
Better Futurecarries a double reference:
the better future participants can expect because of engaging with prehabilitation.
the better future we are all collectively striving towards, of a society free from child sexual abuse.
Meet the Clinicians
Our lead clinicians, Dr Sarah Christofferson and Dr Gwenda Willis, are both experienced Registered Clinical Psychologists with current Annual Practicing Certificates. Read more about them and the Stand Strong, Walk Tall team below.