Inderstanding the Impact of Sexual Violence

on Thursday 6th Jun, 2019 at 9:15am

The Survivors Trust: Inderstanding the Impact of Sexual Violence & How to Handle Disclosure

Thursday, 6th June 2019, 9.15am - 4.30pm, Rugby, Warwickshire
Cost: £65.00 per learner

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.
You will learn about:

  • The impact that rape and sexual violence has on victims/survivors

  • Tools for sensitively and effectively responding to disclosures

  • Where to refer clients for further support

  • Why gender and social roles can create a barrier to people reporting their experience

For more information, please contact Annabelle Edwards on 01788 550554 or email:

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