Handling Disclosure of Sexual Abuse

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Nexus NI

119 University Street

Belfast

BT7 1HP

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Handling Disclosure of Sexual Abuse

This half 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 sexual violence, this workshop will explore the importance of appropriate handling of disclosure 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 increase participants’ awareness of the impact sexual abuse and disclosure can have on survivors

2. To improve participants’ understanding of appropriate handling of disclosure of sexual abuse

3. To increase awareness of the laws and procedures on safeguarding and reporting of abuse

4. To provide information on services and agencies that deal with sexual abuse

5. To empower participants to feel more confident in handling disclosure

TRAINING DETAILS

Time: 10am – 1pm

Venue: 119 University Street

Cost: £30 pp

Tea and coffee will be provided at this event

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United Kingdom

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