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.

Accredited by the Law Society of Saskatchewan – all practicing lawyers are able to claim the full 3 or 6 hours of continuing professional development that SST provides!

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 workbook 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: $190 per person

2. Half Day Training: This condensed three (3) hour 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 workbook including additional information as well as spaces for reflection throughout the training.

Cost: $95 per person

Available Public Training Dates

Click on an available training date below to register online; space is limited:

February 8th, 2024 – Half-Day (1:00pm – 4:00pm)

April 16th, 2024 – Full-Day (9:00am – 4:00pm)

Private Trainings

Supporting Survivors of Sexualized Violence Training is available to groups as capacity allows. Interested groups are responsible for securing a venue should they prefer an in-person training. Cost is fixed for a group, but a sliding scale option is available for nonprofit or small organizations:

Half-Day Private Group Cost: $3,000

Full-Day Private Group Cost: $5,000

Please contact us with any questions, concerns, or to inquire about a private group training.