This workshop is ideal for individuals working in the social services and 'helper' roles or who might be in a position to respond to disclosures of sexual assault such as teachers, social workers, counsellors, HR, medical professionals, legal professions, law enforcement, policy makers, case/support workers, RAs, and management. Formal counselling experience is not a requirement.
This full day workshop aims to provide a greater understanding of sexual assault and sexual assault trauma in order to inform compassionate, supportive responses to a disclosure. The workshop format includes lecture, short film, group discussion and interactive exercises. It is facilitated by two clinicians who provide direct service in the Sexual Assault Crisis Program working with survivors and secondary survivors of sexual violence. We will discuss sexual assault awareness from a trauma informed lens, unpack societal myths and misconceptions about sexual assault and how this might impact our response, discuss how to work from a client centered empowerment model that prioritizes informed choice when supporting someone making a decision about what feels like the best fit for them, and share information about relevant resources in the city. This workshop is most appropriate for service providers working with survivors and secondary survivors of sexual assault as there will be an intervention component, but is open to community members who would like to become more informed on the issue of sexual assault and responding to disclosures in a compassionate way.
Schedule is subject to change. We reserve the right to cancel a workshop due to insufficient registration and we will make every effort to provide as much advance notice as possible.
SAA (Sept 5, 2019)
This ticket is for a 1-day session. Full attendance of this 1-day workshop is required to receive a Certificate of Attendance.Cancellation of a registration can be made online up to 14 days prior to start date of event.We reserve the right to cancel a workshop due to insufficient registration and we will make every effort to provide as much advance notice as possible. Limited openings are available for Klinic staff and Klinic volunteers. Contact Leslie for availability and code required for registration.