- Professional Development: First Responder to Sexual Assault Training
Many professionals in the health and mental healthcare fields are likely to be the first person a survivor shares their story with—and that first interaction can make or break the survivor’s decision to move forward with a rape kit at the hospital, getting mental health support, or police reporting.
It’s no small thing being trusted with someone’s story of sexual abuse, so we know you want to be prepared.
The First Responder to Sexual Assault model draws from the idea of first aid. The job of the first responder to sexual assault is not to know all the answers, or to counsel the victim, but rather to provide psychological first aid. The goal is to empower the person who shares this painful information to decide on their own plan with help from professionals (a counsellor, a doctor, or the police).
To register, please review the First Responder to Sexual Assault course information for upcoming dates and on-line payment.
If your organization would like to book this training as an in-service, please contact our office to discuss availability and pricing.
- Child Sexual Abuse Prevention Program
“I’m the Boss of Me” is an engaging puppet show delivered to Grade 4 classrooms in partnership with Saskatoon school divisions. This child sexual abuse prevention program tells a gentle story of four friends, two of which have experienced sexual abuse. One child discovers through her friend that sexual abuse is not her fault, that is should never be kept a secret, and that there are people who will believe and help her.
This program runs annually, January through March, with the help of trained volunteers. Lesson plans are provided to teachers in advance of the show, and bookings are made by both Saskatoon Public and Catholic schools.
For more information, please call SSAIC (306-244-2294) during business hours.
- Public Education and Professional Development
At SSAIC, we believe that education is the key to prevention. If you are a business or educational institution, we would be happy to speak to you about your public education or professional development needs.
To book a public education or professional development session, interested groups and individuals are invited to call SSAIC (306-244-2294) during business hours.