#breakthesilence

Current Nexus education projects

We have developed a number of training sessions, workshops and resources for young people, carers and professionals. To find our more or to enquire about booking a course, email our Training & Education Manager, Emalyn Turkington on emalyn.turkington@nexusni.org

This course is aimed at professionals and volunteers who work or volunteer with people who have experienced sexual violence or whose role involves a safeguarding responsibility.

Positions may include teachers, nurses, health and social care professionals, police and criminal justice system professionals, therapists, managers, counsellors, students, youth, community or faith sector workers, foster parents, carers and others.

  1. To increase understanding of the nature and impact of Child Sexual Abuse
  2. To increase awareness of the prevalence of CSA in Northern Ireland
  3. To improve awareness of the barriers to reporting
  4. To increase awareness of the experience of survivors
  5. To increase understanding of how to support survivors of CSA

This course is aimed at professionals and volunteers who work or volunteer with people who have experienced sexual violence or whose role involves a safeguarding responsibility.

Positions may include teachers, nurses, health and social care professionals, police and criminal justice system professionals, therapists, managers, counsellors, students, youth, community or faith sector workers, foster parents, carers and others.

  1. Increase awareness of the nature and scope of sexual violence in Northern Ireland
  2. Improve understanding of perpetrators of sexual violence and their motivations
  3. Improve understanding of the impact of sexual violence on victims
  4. Increase understanding of issues around reporting of sexual violence
  5. Increase confidence in supporting survivors of sexual violence

This course is aimed at professionals and volunteers who work or volunteer with people who have experienced sexual violence or whose role involves a safeguarding responsibility.

Positions may include teachers, nurses, health and social care professionals, police and criminal justice system professionals, therapists, managers, counsellors, students, youth, community or faith sector workers, foster parents, carers and others.

  1. To increase participants’ awareness of the impact sexual abuse and disclosure can have on survivors
  2. To improve participants’ understanding of appropriate handling of disclosure of sexual abuse
  3. To increase awareness of the laws and procedures on safeguarding and reporting of abuse
  4. To provide information on services and agencies that deal with sexual abuse
  5. To empower participants to feel more confident in handling disclosure

This course is aimed at professionals and volunteers who work or volunteer with people who have experienced sexual violence or whose role involves a safeguarding responsibility.

Positions may include teachers, nurses, health and social care professionals, police and criminal justice system professionals, therapists, managers, counsellors, students, youth, community or faith sector workers, foster parents, carers and others.

  1. To increase participants’ awareness of the impact sexual abuse and disclosure can have on survivors
  2. To improve participants’ understanding of appropriate handling of disclosure of sexual abuse
  3. To increase awareness of the laws and procedures on safeguarding and reporting of abuse
  4. To provide information on services and agencies that deal with sexual abuse
  5. To empower participants to feel more confident in handling disclosure

This course is aimed at professionals and volunteers who work or volunteer with people who have experienced sexual violence or whose role involves a safeguarding responsibility.

Positions may include teachers, nurses, health and social care professionals, police and criminal justice system professionals, therapists, managers, counsellors, students, youth, community or faith sector workers, foster parents, carers and others.

  1. Increase understanding of risks to young people online
  2. Increase knowledge of young people’s online behaviours
  3. Explore strategies for protection and prevention of harm online
  4. Improve knowledge of the prevalence of online abuse, and the importance of online safeguarding
  5. Provide sources of support and continued learning

This course is aimed at professionals and volunteers who work or volunteer with people who have experienced sexual violence or whose role involves a safeguarding responsibility.

Positions may include teachers, nurses, health and social care professionals, police and criminal justice system professionals, therapists, managers, counsellors, students, youth, community or faith sector workers, foster parents, carers and others.

  1. Increase understanding of risks to young people online
  2. Increase knowledge of young people’s online behaviours
  3. Explore strategies for protection and prevention of harm online, including legislation and reporting
  4. Improve knowledge of the prevalence of online abuse, and the importance of online safeguarding
  5. Provide sources of support and continued learning

This workshop is suitable for those who have direct contact with children in a workplace or volunteering capacity (e.g. youth leaders, supervisors, teachers, community workers etc.).

  1. To understand the legal context for keeping children and young people safe
  2. To improve awareness and understanding of abuse and how it presents
  3. To increase knowledge of procedures for reporting concerns
  4. To improve ability to carry out safeguarding in practice
  5. To increase or reinforce confidence to follow child protection and safeguarding procedures

This workshop will cover training on effective interventions in everyday situations, as well as follow-up action and reporting responsibilities.

  1. Improve understanding of the Bystander Effect and how it affects individual action
  2. Identify strategies for safe intervention
  3. Explore steps to take after you have intervened in a situation
  4. Identify sources of support and advice for intervention and further learning
  5. Empower you to take action

Young people aged 11-25 not in education or training.

Online training will include sessions for professionals working with young people.

  1. Puberty
  2. Contraception
  3. STI’s
  4. Consent
  5. Healthy relationships.
  6. LGBQ+ awareness

Mainly post primary young people. A few courses have been allocated for adults.

  1. What is DV
  2. What is SV
  3. Different types of sv/dv
  4. Signs/symptoms
  5. Effects
  6. Where to seek help

Rural post primary young people. 1.5 hours

  1. What is consent
  2. The legislation on consent
  3. Healthy relationships
  4. What is online abuse
  5. • How to stay safe online

Post primary young people

  1. Influence of the media/adverts on body image and self-esteem.

Social workers and professionals working with young people at risk of CSE

  1. Increased knowledge of the nature and scope of CSE in NI
  2. Risks and indicators of CSE
  3. Underlying processes associated with CSE
  4. Links between abuse, current behaviour and vulnerability to CSE
  5. Key legislation

CSE Level 1 needs completed before Level 2 can be completed

  1. Deeper knowledge and understanding of CSE
  2. Effective interventions with YP
  3. Skills and resources to engage YP in CSE work

Resources

What do you know about Consent?

A booklet for 14-16 year olds on relationships and sex education

What do you know about Consent? Worksheet
Training Videos

We have a range of training videos to help educate our workshop participants on sexual trauma.