Education & Training

Our workshops are delivered across Northern Ireland.

Education & Training

Our workshops are delivered across Northern Ireland.

#breakthesilence

Current Nexus Early Intervention Projects and Training sessions.

We have developed a number of training sessions, workshops and resources for young people, carers and professionals. To find out more or to enquire about booking a course, email: jan.winton@nexusni.org

FREE ONLINE SESSION: Supporting young people who disclose domestic or sexual abuse

‘How to support young people who disclose domestic or sexual abuse’ – a one-off free online session for professionals working in the Antrim & Newtownabbey council area.

Tuesday 13th December 2022 4pm-5.30pm online via Zoom.

*THIS EVENT IS ONLY OPEN TO PROFESSIONALS WHO WORK WITH YOUNG PEOPLE IN THE ANTRIM & NEWTOWNABBEY COUNCIL AREA*

Register here

 

 

 

Your CHOICE Project

Your CHOICE Project.  Funded by The National Lottery Community Fund.

FREE 90 minute tailored workshops for 11 – 25 year old’s.

The Your CHOICE project is to help contribute towards the education of young people on sexual violence, educating them on their rights and responsibilities around issues like the ones listed below.

Elements of sessions can be mixed to create a tailored session specifically for your group.

 

Topics include:

 

Body Image ,Sexting, Cybersafety, Social Media & Me ,Consent, Sexual Abuse, Spiking, Sexual Exploitation, Grooming,Healthy Relationships.

For more information or to book a workshop please contact: jan.winton@nexusni.org or call: 07566 789934

 

 

 

Child Sexual Abuse Awareness

One day workshop

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

Rape and Sexual Violence Awareness

One day workshop

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

Handling Disclosure of Sexual Abuse

Half day workshop (3 hours)

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

Female Genital Mutilation: Raising Awareness and Understanding

Half day workshop (3 hours)

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

Online Safeguarding for Staff and Volunteers

Half day workshop (3 hours)

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

Child Protection for Staff and Volunteers

Full day workshop (7 hours)

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

Bystander Intervention

Half day workshop (3 hours)

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

RSE: Relationships and Sexuality.

 3-4 sessions per age bracket. 2 hours per session.

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

RSE: Relationships and Sexuality. Domestic and Sexual Violence Awareness Training

1.5 hour. One off session.

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

Consent and Cybersafety

1.5 hour. One off session.

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

Social Media and Me

2 x 1-hour sessions

Post primary young people

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

CSE Level 1

3 hours. One off session.

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 2

Full day workshop (6 hours)

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

Workplace Training & Support Services

 

It is estimated that 20% of women and 4% of men in the UK have suffered some form of sexual abuse since the age of 16.

This is an important issue that affects women, men and children regardless of their background. In NI the direct cost of sexual abuse to services and lost economic output is estimated to amount to £257 million.

Nexus can work with you to deliver a range of staff training specific to the needs of your organisation which can include:

  • Awareness of sexual abuse & trauma including sexual harassment and the effects for staff and the workplace
  • How to enable conversations within the workplace and handle disclosures to support the wellbeing of staff
  • Support with the development of a specific workplace policy

Nexus wants to equip organisations with important information and tools on sexual abuse and trauma, to help tackle this important issue, both in the workplace and in society and create a safe and supportive working environment.

Please click this link for more information on how Nexus can work with you to prevent these issues from happening within your organisation.

Workplace Training & Support Services

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What do you know about Consent?

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

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What do you know about Consent? Worksheet

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Training Videos

 

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