The SASS training team offers a range of primary prevention training programs and workshops, for children, adolescents, and adults. Programs and workshops can be delivered in schools and colleges, or other settings anywhere in Tasmania.  Content and duration is tailored to meet the identified needs of the audience.

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SASS also offers specialised professional development workshops to empower participants with the skills they need to minimise harm and assist others in trauma recovery. These fee-for-service workshops can be delivered on-site at any location across Tasmania (or inter-state upon request)

We also advertise ticketed training events on this website.  Such events are also emailed to recipients on our training mailing-list.  If you would like to be informed of upcoming events, subscribe to our newsletter or contact the SASS training team.

SASS training events are engaging, dynamic, and interactive. Facilitators are skilled clinicians with experience in trauma-informed care and practice.  SASS is a unique training provider, with sessions delivered in Tasmania supported via our counselling service if participants require support.

Feedback opportunities are provided to participants pre, during and post-sessions.  All feedback received is shared with key stakeholders including the host agency, group, or institution.

All training projects can be specifically designed and tailored to the audience.  Below are a selection of workshop outlines that can be combined and/or developed to suit targeted needs.

In late 2018 the SASS Training Unit was awarded with a National Crime Prevention Award.

To more information or to request a quote, please contact SASS’s Training Coordinator, Peter Baldwin, on (03) 6231 0044 or email @email



Training Type

Professional development

'Undressing Pornography'

Online Pornography is a growing issue; the average age of exposure is 9 years old, and 64% of people aged between 13 and 24, are actively seeking out pornography at least once a week or more often. Pornography has been linked to an increase in tolerated sexual harm perpetrated against women, and is quickly becoming Australian young people’s main source of sexuality education. SASS offers specialised professional training to empower participants with knowledge and skills to tackle this difficult topic in their work.

Trauma and the Body - Specialised Trauma Therapy Professional Development

This two day workshop is for practitioners who want to develop the skills and confidence to integrate the body into their trauma work. It is both experiential and skill development focused. Current research is showing that trauma is largely remembered non-verbally, leaving the body and nervous system primed for future threat. TICKETS STILL AVAILABLE FOR LAUNCESTON SESSION.

"Child Safe Training Spaces"

Child Safe Training Spaces is a primary prevention focused professional development workshop for instructors in environments such as dance, gymnastics, and team sports. The focus is on reducing the occurrence and impacts of child sexual assault by creating safe environments, as well as responding to disclosures of harm in an empathetic and legal way.

"Working with Traumatised Children"

Professional development training tailored towards those in therapeutic roles working with children. Teaches trauma informed skills for assisting children recovering from trauma and beginning their pathways to recovery. Introductory, intermediate and advanced programs are available on request.

"Recovery for the Traumatised Brain"

This professional development workshop is developed for counsellors and people in therapeutic roles. Participants will explore therapy skills for assisting people recovering from trauma. Introductory, intermediate and advanced sessions are available upon request.

"Children & Sexualised Behaviours"

Developed for people working with children (such as teachers and carers), this workshop explores sexual behaviours in children, when they become problematic/abusive and pathways to changing behaviours. It focuses on managing and reducing the impacts of problem sexualised behaviors in children and young people and creating sexually safe communities.

"Keeping Kids Safe"

This professional development workshop is developed for people employed to work with children, parents and caregivers. The focus is on reducing the occurrence and impacts of child sexual assault to create a safer community. Participants will learn skills in keeping children safe from harm, as well as skills in responding to disclosures of harm.

"Trauma 1st Aid"

A Professional development training developed for front-line staff, parents and caregivers which raises awareness of sexual assault in our community. Topics discussed include Tasmanian consent law and psycho-education on the impacts of trauma. Participants will gain essential skills for handling first disclosures of sexual harm.

"Creating a Safe Workplace" Bullying, Harrassment and Sexual Assult Prevention Training in the Workplace

This training is developed to improve workplace culture, improve staff retention and generate ethical behaviours at work. Staff will learn ways to reduce gender imbalances, sexual harassment and abuse in the workplace, creating a culture of safety.

Primary Prevention

'Consent is a Conversation' - Training for Young People in Secondary Schools to University Level

Training for young people (secondary schools through to university level) teaching sexual ethics and decision making skills. Aims to reduce the occurrences of sexual harm and empower people with the skills to make sexual choices that are enjoyable, safe and remembered fondly.

"Safe, Smart Kids" Primary School Student Workshops

The SASS primary school student educational program aims to empower children to understand that their bodies are their own, equip them to make positive, ethical choices with regards to their intimate relationships, and ultimately to stop intimate partner violence and sexual harm from occurring wi

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