CCASA Education & Training Services
At CCASA we acknowledge that sexual violence impacts all individuals, families, and communities directly or indirectly and that in order to work towards our vision of healthy communities free of sexual abuse, harassment, and assault, we need to work together with our community in a proactive and inclusive manner.
We are committed to raising awareness around the entire scope of the issue of sexual violence, encouraging our communities to learn about these issues along with having conversations around them and giving individuals the tools to support individuals in their lives who may be impacted by thew various forms of sexual violence.
CCASA’s Education & Training Services aims to facilitate meaningful dialog on topics related to sexual violence as well as build capacity within our community to respond to disclosures of abuse in a positive and supportive manner.
We have a core list of trainings, and are able to adapt our workshops and discussions to better suit a certain audience. All of our workshops are suitable for anyone interested in learning more about sexual violence and how to better support and respond to disclosures, however we offer suggestions for target audiences such as youth, adults, professionals, community members and parents.
Please note: An additional hour, focused on integrating content into practice through small group role play and discussion, can be added to any of the ‘Responding to Disclosures’ workshops.
If you are interested in a workshop, have any questions or want to inquire about education opportunities or book a workshop please fill out the form below and e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
This one hour presentation will increase participants understanding of the different types of sexual violence, including sexual abuse, harassment, and assault. Participants will also learn about CCASA’s services and programs as well as how to access these.
Sexual Assault & Responding to Disclosures
This three hour workshop encourages participants to engage in conversations about the complexities of sexual assault. Participants will increase their knowledge of sexual assault by exploring definitions, laws, prevalence rates, common misconceptions, and core facts about how and why sexual violence continues to occur. Participants will also develop their understanding of how sexual assault can impact an individual while also strengthening their ability to respond to a disclosure in a positive and supportive manner.
Child Sexual Abuse & Responding to Disclosures
This three hour workshop will provide an opportunity for participants to learn the definitions, prevalence rates, common misconceptions and core facts about child sexual abuse as well as how and why it continues to occur. Participants will develop an understanding of how sexual abuse can impact a child while also strengthening their ability to respond to a disclosure in a positive and supportive manner.
Adults Who Have Experienced Child Sexual Abuse & Responding to Disclosures
This three hour workshop will focus on increasing participant understanding of the mental, physical, emotional, relational/social, and spiritual impacts of child sexual abuse as they present in adulthood. Participants will be better able to provide support, normalization, and validation to those who have experienced this type of abuse.
Finally People Are Talking
This three hour workshop will introduce participants to the topic of child sexual abuse. The focus will be on how primary caregivers – like parents and guardians – can educate the children in their lives about this important issue. This workshop will provide participants with the language and skills necessary to engage children in conversation about how to recognize child sexual abuse and what to do if they ever experience it. Participants will also review the key messages and resources that are needed to support disclosures of child sexual abuse. This workshop is intended for caregivers of children in the kindergarten to grade six developmental range.
Intimate Partner Sexual Violence
This four hour interactive workshop provides participants with an introduction to sexual violence as it is experienced within an abusive relationship. Participants will have an opportunity to actively engage in discussions about the complexities of sexual violence as understood through the lens of power and control. The impacts of sexual violence and barriers to disclosure will also be explored as the overall intention of this workshop is to increase the capacity of individuals to respond to disclosures using a trauma informed approach. The process of disclosure will be reviewed and through small group role plays, participants will practice responding to disclosures of sexual violence.