Handling Disclosure of Sexual Abuse, UK, Thursday, 20. June 2019

This one day workshop will suit a wide range of professionals and volunteers. Anyone whose work or voluntary activities brings them into contact with people who have experienced sexual violence, or whose work or volunteering involves a safeguarding responsibility. This could include teachers, nurses, health and social care professionals, police and criminal justice system professionals, therapists, managers, counsellors, students, youth, community or faith sector workers, foster parents, carers and others.
Developed with expertise gained over more than 30 years’ of working directly with survivors of CSA and sexual violence, this workshop will cover training on handling disclosures of sexual abuse and the impact sexual violence has on survivors.
The training will allow participants to identify and discuss triggers to disclosure, fear responses, appropriate language to use when talking to victims of sexual violence, and strategies to help prevent or reduce the chance of retraumatisation. It also looks at the legalities and responsibilities of reporting and onward disclosure. Included also is coping with compassion fatigue and vicarious trauma, as well as self-care for participants.


AIMS
1. To improve participants’ understanding of appropriate handling of disclosure of sexual abuse
2. To increase awareness of the laws and procedures on safeguarding and reporting of abuse
3. To provide information on services and agencies that deal with sexual abuse
4. To empower participants to feel more confident in handling disclosure
5. To improve participants’ understanding of retraumatisation, and how to avoid retraumatising victims/survivors of sexual violence

Tea and coffee will be provided at this event.

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Thursday, 20. June 2019, UK, Handling Disclosure of Sexual Abuse

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