Understanding rape and childyood abuse

Date: Sep 6, 2017 09:15:00

Course Objectives:

By the end of this course students will be able to:

o   Understand the fundamentals of rape, sexual violence and childhood sexual abuse.

o   Recognise how these crimes impact on victims-survivors and their loved ones.

o   Understand how society perceives rape and sexual abuse.

o   Know where to signpost or refer victims-survivors for support.

o   Know the basic principles on how to respond to a disclosure.

o   Recognise the importance of self-care when working with trauma.

Topics Covered:

·         History of Rape and Sexual Violence Services

·         Gender & Social Roles and how it Influences Society's Perception of Rape and Sexual Abuse

·         The Impact of Rape and Sexual Abuse on Men, Women and Young People

·         How to Respond to a Disclosure of Rape or Childhood Sexual Abuse

·         How to Work Safely with Trauma by Incorporating the Principles of Self-Care

The course is delivered using a variety of material and methods to include:

Handouts, Group Discussions, Group Exercises, PowerPoint Presentations, Case Studies and Reflection.

Length of Course: 1-day

Training Times (these timings are approximate and may alter slightly on the day)

Registration & Refreshments: 09:15

Training Commences: 09:30

Lunch: 13:00

Afternoon Session: 13:45

Training Concludes: 16:30

Cost: £65 per person

Please note the above cost does not include travel expenses and/or cost for hotel accommodation.

Please bring a packed lunch with you on the day as lunch is not provided.

Refreshments will be provided throughout the day.

This accredited training is suitable for anyone who works directly or indirectly with victims-survivors of rape and childhood sexual abuse. The course content will provide you with a good understanding of the key issues relating to this subject matter. A TST Certificate will be awarded on completion of the training.

Delegates may include staff and volunteers who currently work within the rape and sexual abuse support sector or anyone looking to develop their knowledge and understanding of this topic for research, awareness and/or career development purposes.

There will be no graphic material used to depict scenes of rape or sexual abuse in the content of this course; however video and audio material of real survivor experiences may be used.

Will only run if a sufficient number of delegates apply.


Naomi Harrison, Admin & Development Worker if you would like to subscribe to this training

EMAIL -    naomi.harrison@thesurvivorstrust.org

If you would like to discuss the training content then please contact the Training & Development Manager, Linda Lewis

EMAIL – linda.lewis@thesurvivorstrust.org     MOB: 07712 525 475

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These are arranged according to location and services offered. National organisations are also represented. There are services that work with adults, children, males, females, perpetrators and also those that provide accommodation and helpline services.

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