12 November 2021: Sexual Assault First Responder Training (Online Session)

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Understand trauma reactions and learn tangible skills to support sexual violence survivors at this workshop by AWARE.

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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:

  1. Definition of sexual assault and harassment
  2. Recognising Singapore’s legal framework
  3. Understanding consent
  4. Understanding the impact of sexual assault and trauma on survivors
  5. Role of a first responder
  6. Providing support to survivors of sexual assault
  7. Resources available for help
  8. Key skills such as ensuring safety, active listening and empathy

This popular workshop has been made affordable to all. While you are welcome to pay what you can, we suggest a sum of $30 per workshop attendee. The donations made are non-refundable and no tax exempt receipts are provided.

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. This includes keeping your video ON and utilising the audio to participate.

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AWARE is Singapore’s leading women’s rights and gender equality advocacy group. It works to identify and eliminate gender-based barriers through research, advocacy, education, training and support services. AWARE embraces diversity, respects the individual and the choices she makes in life, and supports her when needed.

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