26 April 2023: Sexual Assault First Responder Training (Online Session)
Please note this workshop will be online only (Singapore time). Participants will be emailed the Zoom link shortly before the session date. As a commitment to this training we will be asking all participants to turn on their video throughout the session.
“Are you sure that happened? Why didn’t you fight back? You should have known better.” These are some common responses survivors of sexual assault have heard, which may further their feelings of doubt, guilt and shame.
It is not always easy for survivors to tell someone about what happened; in fact, for some survivors, it can be especially daunting. So the way their loved ones respond becomes pivotal in their journey of recovery. First response that is sensitive to a survivor’s needs and choices is necessary in preventing re-victimisation.
This Sexual Assault First Responder Training helps familiarise participants with trauma reactions and symptoms to better contribute to a survivor’s well-being. In this workshop, we will share more on the following:
- Definition of sexual assault and harassment
- Recognising Singapore’s legal framework
- Understanding consent
- Understanding the impact of sexual assault and trauma on survivors
- Role of a first responder
- Providing support to survivors of sexual assault
- Resources available for help
- Key skills such as ensuring safety, active listening and empathy
We want this workshop to be accessible to everyone, and require your generous contribution to keep it running. While you are welcome to give any amount you wish, we suggest a minimum of $30 per person. No tax deduction will be provided. Note that Eventbrite requires a minimum contribution of $1. If for financial reasons you require a waiver of this minimum contribution, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Note as well that we are unable to accommodate transfers and cancellations if participants are unable to attend after payment has been made.
Persons of all genders and nationalities are more than welcome to attend.
We strongly request that all participants commit to the full duration of the 3-hour workshop (there are breaks!) to ensure that everyone will get the opportunity to engage in interactive discussions and learn useful skills.