Seren offers training to external organisations entitled “Understanding the effects of childhood sexual abuse and working safely and sensitively with adults who have experienced childhood sexual abuse”.
Below is a typical training, but this can be tailored to meet the needs of your organisation.
Example 2 day training programme:
To raise awareness and increase understanding of the main issues surrounding childhood sexual abuse in order to work more sensitively with survivors.
During the training we will have the opportunity to:
Look at how we define sexual abuse in childhood, its prevalence and the major issues for the child.
Understand significant factors affecting people who have experienced childhood sexual abuse and how this relates to ongoing difficulties.
Examine the impact of childhood sexual abuse and discuss why survivors may be at greater risk of further abuse.
Learn how to support survivors with regard to safety and care.
Discuss the impact of these issues on ourselves and how we can best look after ourselves.
This will be an interactive, participative style of training, and handouts will be available to cover the subject matter. No prior knowledge of the subject is required.
The programme can be adapted to the needs of the participants: we offer training to counsellors & therapists, health and social care workers, students and support workers of many kinds.
SEREN TWO DAY TRAINING PROGRAMME OUTLINE
Definitions of Childhood Sexual Abuse
Prevalence and who are the abusers
Secrecy and issues around Disclosure
Effects of Childhood Sexual Abuse
Finkelhor’s Model for understanding the impact of sexual abuse in childhood
Seren model of working with adult survivors
Impact on ourselves
Understanding the effects of trauma and PTSD
Stages of Recovery
This is the Programme Outline for two days of training and covers the core training provided by the Seren Counselling Service.
The training includes recent research findings and theories concerning the physiological and neurological impact of trauma and how these findings can inform practice.
An attendance certificate can be provided by Seren to those who complete the 2 days, if required; please let us know the number of participants in good time.