Training

Our Primary Prevention Training team at SASS delivers a range of training programs and workshops, for children, teenagers and adults. These include programs tailored for workplaces, social and sporting clubs, entertainment venues and organisers, schools, colleges, university and various other settings. The content and duration of our workshops is designed to meet the identified needs of the audience. 

The main Primary Prevention Training (PPT) programs include: 

Professional development workshops

  • specialised content tailored to organisation or industry groups, including the community sector
  • designed to empower participants with skills they need to minimise harm and assist others in trauma recovery
  • fee-for-service workshops, which can be delivered on-site at any location in Tasmania.

Contact our PPT team to discuss your needs and requirements. 

Schools program

  • Year 11 student quote that the program was absolutely fantasticcommenced in 2016
  • in late 2018 we were recognised with a National Crime Prevention Award for this program
  • continually updated to ensure content is current, and aligned to topical issues and developments (including sexting, online pornography)
  • the program includes a workshop for parents/guardians, a workshop for school staff, and a series of class workshops for students
  • ages range from year 3 to year 12.

Download our Schools program PDF here and view a video from one of our recent school visits below. 

Ticketed training workshops 

  • our ticketed training workshops are open access to members of the public, and tailored to a general audience - unless specified, there is no expectation of advanced professional knowledge or experience
  • our workshop programs are released several times a year, and you can find the current schedule on our website here
  • workshops are also promoted via our Facebook page, listed on our TryBooking page and emailed to our newsletter subscribers 
  • ticketed training workshops are usually face-to-face and held in various locations around Tasmania. From time to time we may also offer online training webinars. 

 

Other training and professional development

When opportunities arise we offer collaborative workshops with other relevant organisations. In 2020, we presented three webinars as part of Daniel Morcombe Foundation's Changing Futures program. The webinars we presented include Identifying and Responding to Harmful Sexual Behaviour, Safety Planning with Harmful Sexual Behaviours, and Dealing with Disclosures of Abuse.

We have a vast and varied range of experiences among our professional training team members. In 2020 we were proud to have one of our facilitators deliver a TED talk on listening to your body's signals.  

Below you will find a selection of workshop outlines can that be combined and/or developed to suit the particular needs of your organisation or group. To find out more information or to request a quote, you can contact our SASS Primary Prevention Training team on (03) 6231 0044 or via email @email or you can complete the enquiry form at the bottom of this page. 

 

SASS training events are engaging, dynamic, and interactive. Our educators are tertiary qualified with extensive experience working across a broad range of disciplines including trauma-informed care and practice and working with survivors of sexual assault.  SASS is a unique training provider, with sessions delivered in Tasmania supported via our counselling service if participants require support.

 

 

 

Training Type

Primary Prevention

Ticketed training workshops

Our next round of ticketed training workshops has just been released, with all workshops now open for bookings. Sexual Trauma First Aid, which is one of our most popular workshops, is offered statewide again. We have two new workshops available over the winter months: Child Safe Training Spaces and Teaching Kids Consent. All our ticketed training is open to members of the public, and is tailored to general audiences.

Consent is a Conversation

Training for students and school communities from Secondary Schools through to University Level. These sessions teach consent, sexual ethics and decision making skills. The program aims to reduce the occurrences of sexual harm and empower people with the skills to make healthy sexual choices.

Safe, Smart Kids

Training for students and school communities in Primary Schools. This program aims to empower children to understand body autonomy, 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.

Professional development

Sexual Trauma 1st Aid

This essential workshop helps to raises awareness of sexual assault in our community, and offers essential skills for handling disclosures of sexual harm. Topics discussed include Tasmanian consent law, the impacts of trauma and how to respond to disclosures of sexual harm.

Creating a Safe Workplace

This training aims to improve workplace culture, improve staff retention and generate ethical behaviours at work. Staff will learn ways to identify and reduce gender imbalances, bullying, sexual harassment and sexual abuse in the workplace, leading to creation of a culture of safety.

Undressing Pornography

Pornography is quickly becoming Australian young people’s main source of sexuality education. The best approach for responding to exposure to and compulsion towards pornography, is to encourage open communication, discussion and critical thinking.

Child Safe Training Spaces

Child Safe Training Spaces is a 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.

Children & Sexual 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 sexual 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.

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