BodyRight Facilitator Training Programme

Thursday 23rd, Friday 24th November and Thursday 7th and Friday 8th December, 2017

The DRCC invites appropriate Youthreach, youth work and residential staff to attend a training programme which will equip them to facilitate the BodyRight programme with young people.

The training programme for facilitators includes
· understanding sexual violence and its impact and the legal issues
· working sensitively with young people on these issues
· dealing with and containing any issues that may arise
· using mindful self awareness with young people
· the content, methodology and delivery of the BodyRight programme.

The BodyRight  programme is supported by funding provided by Cosc The National Office for the Prevention of Domestic, Sexual  and Gender-based Violence.

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Dignity at Work Preventing and Dealing with Bullying, Harassment and Sexual Harassment

To be scheduled or available on request

A Training Seminar for Managers, HR Professionals, Equality Officers, Trade Union Representatives and others in key roles. Bullying, Harassment and Sexual Harassment can occur in any work place with often devastating effects for the individuals involved and for the organisation. This training seminar will prepare those with responsibility for staff to address this important and potentially damaging workplace issue.


Dignity at Work:Preventing and Dealing with Bullying, Harassment and Sexual Harassment in the Workplace – The Role of the Support Contact Person

To be scheduled and course also available on request

The aim of this training is to enable participants to become familiar with the role of the Support Contact Person/Designated Contact Person and to develop the knowledge and the skills to take on this role. The course content is both theoretical and experiential with plenty of opportunity for participants to develop the skills necessary for the role through the medium of role play and case studies. Those in the role of co-ordinator of a Support Contact panel might also benefit from attending this training.

Childhood Sexual Abuse: Issues in the Therapeutic Process

To be schedule or available on request

This four-day training programme focuses on the impact of and the process of recovery from childhood sexual abuse, and enables participants to enhance their understanding and therapeutic skills in working with clients who were sexually abused in childhood.  The course is intended for Psychotherapists/Counsellors or those in another similar in-depth support role who are encountering this issue in their work and who wish to increase their understanding, sensitivity, skills and confidence in working with their clients.

Offering Support in the Aftermath of Rape and Sexual assault

To be scheduled or available on request

This one day introductory workshop is intended for those who come into contact in their work with people who have experienced rape and sexual assault and who want to increase their understanding of the impact and their ability to respond appropriately in the aftermath.  The training approach is participative and discussion and questions are encouraged.

Working with Issues of Childhood Sexual Abuse

To be scheduled or available on request

This one day introductory workshop is for staff and volunteers who wish to increase their understanding of the dynamics and impact of childhood sexual abuse, and to enhance their capacity to support clients affected by this issue

Continuing Professional Development – Issues in Sexual Violence: the Counselling Process

To be scheduled in 2018

This in-depth 12 day programme is provided for counsellors and psychotherapists or those offering in-depth support who wish to enhance their understanding and skills in working with adolescent and adult clients who have experienced childhood sexual abuse, rape, sexual assault and sexual harassment. It is run in six two day modules on Wednesdays and Thursdays.

The programme is designed to validate, enhance and develop the existing knowledge, understanding and skills of participants when working with these issues, and to allow those working in specialised areas, such as addiction, to feel equipped to deal with issues of sexual violence appropriately as they arise with their clients. The learning is relevant also to working with clients who have experienced other trauma.

The training programme is informed by trauma therapy, attachment theory, neurobiology, mindful self awareness, sensorimotor psychotherapy, body centred psychotherapy and other theories and methodologies. It is intended and taught as a practical in-service training focussed very much on the work with the client.

There is a strong emphasis throughout the training on vicarious traumatisation and strategies for maintaining the counsellor/psychotherapist’s own well being.

Unless other times and venues are specified, all training takes place at the Rape Crisis Centre, 70 Lower Leeson Street, Dublin 2, from 9.30 am to 4.30pm. 

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Phone: 01 661 4911