Sexual Assault Awareness: Compassionately Responding to Disclosures
This full day, online workshop will provide participants a greater understanding of sexual assault and sexual assault trauma in order to increase beneficial and supportive responses to disclosures. Using lecture, short film and group discussion facilitators will lead discussions on sexual assault awareness from a trauma-informed lens as well as examine societal myths, misconceptions and biases about sexual assault and how this might influence our responses. Participants will learn the benefits of working from a client-centered empowerment model that prioritizes informed choice when supporting someone making decisions about their care, including decisions about accessing medical services or involving the justice system. Information about relevant resources will also be provided.
This workshop is geared toward service providers including: teachers, guidance counsellors, social workers, human resource personnel or anyone else who may be in a position to respond to disclosures of sexual assault. Formal counselling experience is not a requirement.
After registering, please watch your email for the link to this virtual workshop.
Date(s): March 4th, 2022
Session Times: 9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Schedule is subject to change.
Registration questions? Contact Angelica Baldon by email or phone at (431) 489-1868.