Non-fiction and educational

I have researched, written and contributed to many educational materials and articles. An abuse survivor, I specialise in researching and writing about understanding abuse, and reshaping our response to trauma, from a survivors perspective. As a lay, feminist theologian and educator I write about youth and children’s ministry, spiritual development and theology. As a bluewater sailor, I write about sailing with a particular focus on women on the water.

I am a regular contributor to Sistership Magazine and to Roots

I also speak and present regularly about abuse and trauma. You can listen to my talk on Freedom from Abuse given at Greenbelt Festival on the launch of my book here. My podcast with the amazing Laura Fischer  , produced by the Lancet Psychiatry, on supporting children and young people at risk of abuse  (especially during the pandemic) can be found here.

Other published work includes:

Lighting Candles, a creative artefact included in a special lived experience edition of the British Journal of Social Work, April 2023.

Supporting ‘off-radar’ children and young people who are at risk of violence/abuse in their household: Part 1 (interim report) J Chevous, S Oram, C Perôt, Survivors’ Voices, UKRI Violence Abuse and Mental Health Network, McPin Foundation. London 2020.

Changing Places: True stories from women on the water S Wright and J Parry (Eds), Sistership Press 2020

The Survivors Involvement in Research Ladder, J Chevous, C Perôt & S Kennedy, Survivors Voices 2019

Turning Pain into Power: A Charter for Organisations Engaging Abuse Survivors in Projects, Research & Service Development with C Perôt and BRAVE Survivors Group, Survivors Voices 2018

Care Matters and Developing Spiritually Series of training modules, We Learn We Change 2014-present

Various youth & community work and theology undergraduate modules and team author Equip (prev. Engage) NOCN levels 2 & 3 youth work training course, Institute for Children, Youth & Mission (CYM), 2003-2018

Advocacy & Human Rights training courses, Coram Voice, London 2006-14

DEEPER: volunteer youth work training course, CTBI 2009

From Silence to Sanctuary: A guide to understanding, preventing and responding to abuse, SPCK 2004

Team author Echoes of Eternity: God, human identity and popular culture, CYM, Theology Through the Arts (TTA) & CPAS 2003


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