Sexual violence is a complex issue with far reaching impacts on victims, their families and friends, service providers and communities. FSAC has developed a range of professional development, training and public education programs to provide professionals, service providers and community members with specialized understanding, knowledge, skills, interventions and approaches to respond effectively to sexual violence.
Training programs are intended for those who work with victims and survivors of sexual violence and work in the field of prevention and education such as police, health professionals, counsellors, teachers/guidance counsellors, intimate partner violence crisis interveners, victim services, and others. All professional development and training programs are based on current knowledge and promising practices.
5 day training on sexual assault, it’s causes, impacts and tools to respond effectively – includes the legal and medical aspects of sexual assault, as well as childhood sexual abuse and adult survivors.
3 day training on two sexual violence prevention toolkits developed by FSAC; how to use these toolkits in schools and in communities, and facilitation and leadership skills to deliver workshops.
5 day training designed to provide counsellors with in-depth, specialized, trauma-informed training for working with women survivors of sexual violence.
From 1 hour to full day, workshops are designed to educate service providers on the impact of doing trauma – related work and help develop personal and organizational Tools and responses to mitigate the impact.
One to two hour workshops with university campus residence staff on sexual assault and how to support students experiencing sexual assault.
One to two hour workshops for post-secondary students in professional programs such as nursing, social work, child care, personal care support, etc. on sexual assault and crisis intervention.
Our school-based presentations address the promotion of healthy relationships and the prevention of sexual violence. They also seek to promote safety for youth, teaching them their rights, supporting them to take ownership of their own lives and relationships, critical thinking skills, instilling a sense of self-worth, self-efficacy and self-esteem, and developing leadership skills to affect change in their community toward preventing and ending sexual violence.
In order to empower girls to have healthy and safe relationships, the focus of these workshops is to discuss how media, stereotypes, and self compassion can impact us, and how to feel more confident.
By addressing the myths and realities of sexual violence and discussing the harmful stereotypes of men and boys in the media, these workshops help redefine ideas of masculinity and look at healthy relationship behaviors.
Youth are educated about the myths and realities of sexual harassment, discuss strategies for addressing sexual harassment, find out where to get help and are empowered to speak up, either as the victim or the bystander.
This workshop addresses the legalities of consent as well as what coercion is and how to deal with using personal boundaries and effective communication.
In order to talk about healthy youth relationships, it is important that youth are aware of the realities of sexual violence and abuse. This workshop also discusses how to set relationship boundaries and how to support a friend experiencing abuse in their relationship.
This workshop takes place over two class periods, and introduces the topic of sexual violence and its root causes. Discussion focuses on oppression, privilege, stereotypes, consent and how the role the media plays in shaping