Working with Survivors of Sexual Violence who have a Learning Disability 2017-08-15T10:46:28+00:00

Specialist Training Workshop

– Friday 15th September 2017 ~ 9.30 am-4 pm ~ Newcastle

Working with Survivors of Sexual Violence who have a Learning Disability

This is an awareness raising workshop which builds on the work of the Learning Disability Pilot Study which RCTN completed in 2003: ‘Learning Disability and Sexual Abuse, The Use of a Woman only Counselling Service by Women with a Learning Disability’.

The project won the Community Care Award in 2004 in the Learning Disability category. This workshop will benefit those working with adult survivors of sexual violence who have a learning disability.

Over time many workers have told us they feel they need extra qualifications and skills to work with clients who have a learning disability. In order to address this, and from our experiences of working directly with this client group, RCTN has developed this workshop.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Understand the unique factors that people with a learning disability encounter when they experience and disclose sexual violence
  • Understand the effects of sexual violence on an individual with a learning disability
  • Understand society’s views in relation to people with learning disabilities and how this influences their experience of sexual violence
  • Have confidence in receiving disclosures of sexual violence from a person who has a learning disability

For further information and to register your interest in this training,

Bespoke in-house training can also be arranged. Contact us for details.

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