Training: responding with compassion

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When someone discloses experiencing sexual, domestic or family violence, your response is critical to their recovery and decisions about what to do next.

This program supports individuals to form a framework to provide a compassionate and supportive response to survivors of trauma.

Making a disclosure of violence is challenging but you can support someone by referring them on to appropriate services.

Open the door to referral pathways and support services

Full Stop Australia’s Responding with Compassion course is designed to assist anyone who may receive disclosures of trauma. The program supports individuals to form a framework to provide a compassionate and supportive response to survivors of trauma.

In this workshop, participants will:

  • Gain a deeper understanding of sexual, domestic and family violence in Australia (through statistics and key definitions)
  • Discuss the myths and realities of this violence and understand how these act as barriers for reporting
  • Identify how perpetrators use power and control
  • Understand the societal and individual impacts of sexual assault and domestic/family violence
  • Learn how to support someone who has experienced violence
  • Receive information about state-based support services and vicarious trauma

The workshop includes complex case studies that focus on developing solutions based on the needs of the person experiencing violence.

Duration Appropriate for Maximum participants
This program can be delivered as a 1 hour presentation or 3 hour workshop Anyone in a position to receive disclosures 1 hour - unlimited, 3 hour - 20

“On average it takes victim-survivors 5-7 attempts to disclose their situation to anyone, and if the first instance isn’t positive it reduces the likelihood of them disclosing again.” [White Ribbon Australia]

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