Training

We need to improve the support offered to adult survivors of child abuse. Investing in training is a successful and cost-effective way to do this. Our courses can be delivered on-site and tailored to your specific needs.

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Anita Dunford, BACP Counsellor

“This course is a must do.”

NAPAC offers a range of training options

• Our Supporting Adult Survivors of Childhood Abuse (SASCA) one-day training course is aimed at those working on a daily basis with adult survivors, such as police, healthcare staff and social care teams. There are 20 places per course. We can deliver this on-site to organisations or places can be booked by individuals – see our listings below for latest dates and locations. This SASCA course has been accredited by the Royal Society for Public Health Royal Society for Public Health (RSPH)  and by the Royal College of Nursing (RCN) RCN .

• We deliver half-day training aimed at frontline staff where’s there’s a high likelihood of receiving disclosures of childhood abuse, such as GPs, police call handlers, homeless outreach workers and addiction services.

• NAPAC and the National Counselling Society (NCS) have launched a new 5 hour e-learning course. This online CPD course ‘Working with Adult Survivors of Child Abuse in a Trauma-Informed Way’ provides counsellors and health or social care professionals the fundamental skills on how to handle disclosures with greater confidence, understanding of the impacts of childhood abuse on adults and how to adopt trauma-informed practices. Find out more or book the course Working with Adult Survivors of Child Abuse in a Trauma-Informed Way.

• We also offer bespoke training, tailored to meet your specialist needs.

If you want to know about the prevalence of child abuse, visit our Key Facts page. 

 

New one-day training courses for individual professionals working with adult survivors

We are now offering our specialist one-day training course, Supporting Adult Survivors of Childhood Abuse (SASCA), to individuals working with people who suffered any type of abuse or neglect in childhood. Until now SASCA has only been available to organisations. Our one-day SASCA course is accredited by the Royal Society for Public Health.

The SASCA course is aimed at any professional who directly engages with adult survivors in any setting or capacity, for example healthcare professionals, social workers, counsellors, therapists, GPs, police officers or outreach and support workers. It is also suitable for those studying a relevant subject, to deepen their knowledge about the impacts of child abuse into adulthood.

Date: Friday, 22 June 2018
Location: London,  SE1 4YR
Early Bird discount for the first 10 places booked
For more details and to book your place go to Eventbrite London NAPAC training course, 22 June 2018.

Date: Friday, 13 July 2018
Location: Cardiff,  CF10 1DY
Early Bird discount for the first 10 places booked
For more details and to book your place go to Eventbrite Cardiff NAPAC training course, 13 July 2018.

Date: Tuesday, 4 September 2018
Location: Manchester,  M2 3HZ
Early Bird discount for the first 10 places booked
For more details and to book your place go to Eventbrite Manchester NAPAC training course, 4 September 2018.

Date: Saturday, 13 October 2018
Location: London,  SE1 4YR
Early Bird discount for the first 10 places booked
For more details and to book your place go to Eventbrite London NAPAC training course, 13 October 2018.

Further courses will run in Cardiff, Manchester and London over the following 6 months. Details will be posted on this page. Please get in touch if you’d like us to run training near you, as we deliver courses where demand is strongest.

 

Supporting Adult Survivors of Childhood Abuse (SASCA)

Supporting Adult Survivors of Childhood Abuse (SASCA) is a specialist NAPAC training initiative, which was set up with funding from the Home Office. This one-day course is aimed at organisations whose staff work with adult survivors of child abuse, those managing staff who do, and those commissioning services.

We have successfully trained NHS staff, police, safeguarding teams and voluntary sector organisations, with excellent feedback from these groups.

Our SASCA training provides delegates with an understanding of the enduring impacts of childhood abuse in adulthood, so that they feel confident in offering a supportive service which meets the needs of survivors.

 

What the course covers 

  • Types of childhood abuse
  • Impact of abuse on the adult mind, body, memory, emotions and behaviour
  • Common survival strategies and coping mechanisms
  • Post-traumatic stress reactions
  • Vicarious trauma

 

What you will gain

  • A deeper understanding of the different types of child abuse and the broad range of effects in adulthood
  • Best practice in inviting, listening or responding to disclosure
  • Best practice in supporting, assessing or interviewing abuse survivors
  • Best practice in responding to flashbacks, dissociation and other stress reactions experienced by survivors
  • Increased knowledge, confidence and skill in working with clients who disclose childhood abuse
  • An understanding of how to recognise and guard against vicarious trauma
  • How safeguarding can be achieved most effectively

 

Half day training

This course is aimed at frontline staff where’s there’s a high likelihood of receiving disclosures of childhood abuse, such as GPs, police call handlers, homeless outreach and addiction services.
NAPAC’s half-day training course flyer

 

Booking

Our courses are aimed at professionals who work with adult survivors of child abuse, those managing staff who do, and those commissioning services. The only pre-course requirement for delegates is that they have openness to emotive material and a willingness to learn and practice new skills.

Our courses are all available for on-site delivery and can be tailored to your specific needs. Please contact training@napac.org.uk or telephone 0203 096 7645.

Testimonials

“I just did the day training in London. As a counsellor in training it was so useful to receive professional support from such a wonderful organisation. It really equips new therapists like myself to be good therapists for our survivor clients.” Claire Alison

“Whilst the subject matter can be upsetting, I found the event very informative and delivered with such energy. I was trained as a counsellor on an accredited course with very little training in supporting clients who have been exposed to abuse. And although no course can cover all aspects of what a client may present with, many have had relational problems in childhood. This course is a must do.” Anita Dunford, BACP Counsellor

“I would recommend this training and rate it highly. It had a profound effect on me.” Maggie Hall, Sirona Health & Social Care

Consulting

NAPAC can help you develop bespoke training for your organisation, provide speakers for conferences and more. Get in touch to find out more regarding costs and availability.

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