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CASA House Training Calendar workshops are AASW Endorsed CPD

New workshop dates released

Tuesday, 4 June and Tuesday, 9 July

To book your place, please complete a Registration form and email it to us.

Each year CASA House provides community and professional training for those interested in gaining skills and insight into working with women and men who have experienced sexual assault. People who attend our workshops come from health and welfare, counselling and medical fields.

Responding to Sexual Assault

This one day workshop will assist those working with victim/survivors and who have not has the opportunity to access training previously. It is also suitable for students. This interactive workshop encourages participants to examine the nature and consequences of sexual assault, including common community attitudes and beliefs, and to develop an understanding of the key issues relevant to providing effective support, including initiating conversations with clients about sexual assault and responding to disclosures. Participants will be provided with information relating to appropriate referral options and the supports available for those working with victim/survivors of sexual assault.

Responding to Sexual Assault - A University Student Context

In this session CASA House facilitators present the same foundational principles and frameworks for responding to sexual assault that are given during the Responding to Sexual Assault workshop. In addition, the university sector specific session provides an opportunity to bring together people working across the sector into one space to share their experiences, and challenges. The facilitators discuss issues commonly found in these settings and provide case studies that relate directly to university staff and student experiences. The topics of common myths and misconceptions, impacts of sexual assault and effective responses are explored with particular focus on the complexities of a university context.

Workshop participant 20/08/2018
This should be a compulsory session for all staff; students may disclose at any time. How we respond to that disclosure is critical.

Workshop Cancellation Policy
Registration fee will only be refunded for cancellations made up to one week prior to workshop

Requests to transfer to a forthcoming workshop will be considered on a case by case basis and will only apply to requests received up to one week prior to workshop

Workshops may be cancelled and your registration fee refunded if registration numbers are too low.

Tailored programs

CASA House also tailors training programs about responding and managing the effects of sexual assault that are specific to your agency needs. If you are interested in us developing a training program to meet the needs of your agency, please contact us to discuss your requirements and negotiate cost.

Venue and catering

Training workshops are conducted on Ground Floor of the Queen Victoria Women's Centre (QVWC), 210 Lonsdale Street, Melbourne. Paid parking is available nearby however, the QV centre is also serviced by many forms of public transport - trains to Melbourne Central, Swanston Street trams and Lonsdale Street buses.

CASA House provides morning and afternoon tea. Training participants are welcome to bring their own lunch or enjoy the selection of food available in the QV foodcourt adjacent to QVWC.