Section 3: Supporting Survivors Training Guide

Training Overview

Learning Outcomes At the end of this workshop, learners will be able to:

  • List programs, resources, and other supports for survivors, both on- and off-campus
  • Discuss the impacts of trauma, including how it affects a survivor’s decision to disclose
  • Use responding-to-disclosure skills: Listen, Believe, Support
  • Identify barriers to disclosure for survivors
Audience This training is suitable and recommended for all members of the campus community: students, faculty, administrators and staff. The suggested minimum number of learners is 6 and the suggested maximum is 40.
Duration Approximately 90 minutes.
Knowledge and Skills Learners receive information on a variety of topics including: consent, sexual violence terminology, root causes of sexual violence, impacts and reactions of sexual violence-based trauma, and how to respond to disclosures. Learners have the opportunity to practice a variety of interpersonal skills including active listening, validating, and self-care.


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