Supporting Survivors of Sexualized Violence Training (SST) is a program created by SSAIC and designed to train professionals and community members alike to receive disclosures and support survivors in a compassionate and trauma-informed way.
Survivors of sexualized violence have experienced a trauma, and deserve to be treated with care and compassion. Survivors report that the way they are supported when they first disclose has a significant impact on their self-worth, resilience, and healing. With this training, we hope to equip as many people as possible with the tools to best communicate, understand, and guide them to their next steps to begin their healing.
At this time, all trainings will be offered virtually.
SST is offered in two formats:
1. Full Day Training: The full version of this program involves six (6) hours of training with a one (1) hour break for lunch and two ten (10) minute breaks throughout the day. Participants will receive in-depth information on key communication skills, the various avenues and impacts of sexualized violence, how trauma manifests itself in our bodies, the impact of rape culture, responding to disclosures from survivors of all ages, and more.
Interactive activities throughout SST will solidify the skills and learnings, and an electronic manual will be provided to each participant with additional information, as well as to record notes and reflections throughout the day. A certificate of completion will be available to all who complete this full day training.
Cost: $150 per person
2. 2-Hour Training: This condensed version of the full training is less interactive, but still communicates the key skills and knowledge professionals should know when supporting survivors of sexualized violence. Participants will be provided with an electronic manual including additional information as well as spaces for reflection throughout the training.
Cost: $50 per person
Available Public Training Dates
Click on an available training date below to register online. Contact us to book a private training session for your group. Space is limited.
Full Day Trainings
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