Everything you need for helping clients and looking after yourself…
Whatever your role and whoever your clients are, our free training resources and signposting services can help you work more effectively with adult survivors of childhood sexual abuse.
With growing numbers of people disclosing their own childhood abuse, it’s never been more important to equip yourself with the knowledge, skills and contacts to help them. We can help you to help yourself too, by providing essential information about avoiding the psychological risks that come with helping other people deal with their trauma (‘vicarious’ or ‘secondary’ trauma).
- Transforming Psychological Trauma – A Knowledge and Skills Framework for the Scottish Workforce – NHS Education for Scotland
- The Scottish Psychological Trauma and Adversity Training Plan – NHS Education for Scotland
Essential Information and Signposting
- MindWell child sexual abuse webpage – Essential information webpage for everyone about CSA developed by survivors. It includes basic awareness, self-help, national and local support services and helplines.
- MindWell mental health – MindWell is the ‘go to’ mental health site in Leeds.
Short Training Animations
- Opening Doors: Trauma Informed Practice for the Workforce – NHS Education for Scotland
- Animation – Trauma and the Brain: Understanding abuse survivors responses – Trauma-informed interview. NHS Lanarkshire
- Adverse Childhood Experience (ACEs) – NHS Wales
- Seen and Heard E-Learning – Help spot the signs of CSE and Abuse. Find out how to become a champion. NHS – Health Education England
- DV&A E-Learning – Introductory sessions on domestic violence and abuse. NHS – Health Education England
Asking and Responding well to CSA Disclosures
- Why ask about violence and abuse in the context of mental health? – First part of 2 x one hour introduction workshop for teams and groups – PowerPoint presentation with facilitator notes
- Responding well to adults disclosing non recent child sexual abuse – Second part of 2 x one hour introduction workshop for teams and groups – PowerPoint presentation with facilitator notes
- Trauma Informed Care Training – Powerpoint presentation sample of training used by Leeds and York Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
- Guidance for Trust Managers – Implementing and sustaining routine enquiry about violence and abuse in mental health services. Briefing 2. REVA project – responding effectively to violence and abuse (2015)
- A briefing for mental health professionals – Why asking about abuse matters to service users. Briefing 3. REVA project – responding effectively to violence and abuse (2015)
- Ask and Act – Guidance for practitioners and managers on how to ‘Ask and Act’ – Welsh Government
- Yes you can! Working with Survivors of Childhood Sexual Abuse – The Scottish Government (2018)
- Vicarious (Secondary) Trauma and Self-Care Resource
- Vicarious trauma signs and strategies for coping – Briefing – British Medical Association (BMA)
- Vicarious Trauma Factsheet – American Counselling Association
Other Training Resources
- Trauma Informed Training Films – Safe to Say
- Working with Trauma Survivors: What Workers Need to Know – U.S Department of Veterans Affairs
- Training to support people with learning disabilities – RESPOND
- Information, advice & training – CIS’ters – Surviving Rape & Sexual Abuse