Trauma Informed Approach To Working with Male Survivors of Rape

Support Worker, Social Welfare

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The most recent Crime Survey for England and Wales estimated that 143,000 males aged 16 to 59 years were victims of a sexual assault in the last year. The Crown Prosecution Service acknowledges around 16 per cent of reported sexual offence victims are male, with the vast majority of incidents never even being reported to the police. Some may seek emotional and/or physical support from professionals in a variety of settings yet many male survivors worry that professionals may not understand that boys and men can also be victims of this crime and therefore wouldn’t understand how they have been impacted so could not understand their needs.

This 1-day workshop will give you the knowledge and understanding on how to support a male survivor in a sensitive and trauma-informed way, including through disclosure, allowing the survivor to know how he can access specialist support to meet his needs. The course runs from 10am until 4.30pm at our office in Rugby, Warwickshire. Please contact Annabelle on [email protected] to book.

What you will learn

•         Where and How to Access Specialist Rape and Sexual Violence Services

•         Gender & Social Roles and How it Influences Society’s Perception of Rape and Sexual Abuse

•         How Rape and Sexual Abuse can Impact Men, Boys and their Relationships

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

•         To be Trauma-Informed and Incorporate the Principles of Self-Care



The Survivors Trust, Rugby, Warwickshire, West Midlands, CV22 3QP

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