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Training

We’ve drawn upon our experience and knowledge to develop high quality training courses for workers in other agencies who support or come into contact with survivors of sexual violence. We run  multi-agency training courses in Edinburgh city centre which are listed below.

We also provide tailor made training courses for up to 15 people – these cost £400 per full day. We can tailor these to meet your agency’s needs or interests, and can provide this training at your workplace or other venue.

We’ve provided training to many agencies including: Scottish Women’s Aid, Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service, Police Scotland and NHS Lothian Community Midwives. For further information please contact us on 0131 557 6737 or email sarah.mcgregor@ercc.scot.

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TRAINING COURSES

Rape and sexual assault

What will the course cover?
It will look at the spectrum of sexual violence, the physical & psychological effects on survivors including trauma, societal attitudes, dos and don’t when responding to a disclosure.

By the end of the course participants will:

>> Understand the definitions of rape and sexual assault
>> Have a deeper understanding of the prevalence of sexual violence and its effects on survivors
>> Be able to support survivors with increased confidence when dealing with disclosure
>> Have increased knowledge of what survivors might need from workers in a supportive role

Working with the impacts of trauma from sexual violence

Research indicates that a majority of service users in a range of support agencies and organisations are trauma survivors. Women who have experienced childhood sexual abuse, rape and other forms of sexual violence are also more likely to have other life problems, including homelessness, substance abuse and health issues.

This course aims to help participants develop a fuller awareness and understanding of complex trauma and its impacts, and to work towards provision of a trauma-informed service to survivors of rape and sexual abuse.

By the end of the course, participants will:

>> Have increased knowledge and understanding of trauma, its impacts and consequences for survivors of sexual violence
>> Be able to support survivors with greater confidence
>> Understand the principles of a trauma-informed approach in various service context
>> Be encouraged to consider the implications of working towards provision of trauma-informed services

Working with adult survivors of child sexual abuse

What will the course cover?
It will look at the spectrum of child sexual abuse, grooming, the physical and psychological effects on survivors, myths and realities, dos and don’ts when responding to disclosures.

By the end of the course participants will:

>> Understand the definition of child sexual abuse
>> Have a deeper understanding of the prevalence of child sexual abuse and its effects on survivors
>> Be able to support survivors with increased confidence when dealing with disclosures
>> Have increased knowledge of what survivors might need from workers in a supportive role

“I have better knowledge and insight into survivors’ processes and I will be able to provide better support to my clients”

“The whole course was very beneficial and informative”

Course fees

Full-day course: £60 per participant

Please note, an administration fee of £10 will be charged if you cancel your place before 10 working days of a course. If cancelled within 10 working days of the course full charges apply.

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