Understanding the Impact of Sexual Violence & How to Handle Disclosure

Support Worker, Social Welfare

Start date

06/06/2019

End date

06/06/2019

Overview

Victims-Survivors of rape and childhood sexual abuse often talk about the '2nd rape', a term often used by them to express their regret and disappointment after making a disclosure to a professional about their traumatic experience. It isn’t a matter of the professional deliberately trying to cause distress to their clients but more about them not understanding how trauma impacts a person.

This 1-day workshop is suitable for all professionals and students who work directly or indirectly with victims-survivors of rape and childhood sexual abuse. The content of this workshop will provide you with a trauma-informed approach to understanding the impact of rape and sexual abuse and will help to improve your confidence in knowing how to deliver a sensitive and client-focused service especially during times of disclosure. The course runs from 9.15am to 4.30pm from our office in Rugby, Warwickshire. Please contact Annabelle on [email protected] to book.

What you will learn

  1. The impact that rape and sexual violence has on victims/survivors
  2. Tools for sensitively and effectively responding to disclosures
  3. Where to refer clients for further support
  4. Why gender and social roles can create a barrier to people reporting their experience

Where

Venue

The Survivors Trust, Rugby, Warwickshire, West Midlands, CV21 3QP

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