First Responder to Sexual Assault and Abuse Training
First Responder to Sexual Assault and Abuse Training™ (FRT) is a beginner yet comprehensive “Identify, Respond, and Refer” training designed to aid those who work with individuals who have, or are at risk of, experiencing sexual violence.
The purpose of the training is educate individuals about the social, cultural and legal aspects of sexual assault and abuse, which will enable them to recognize, define and respond appropriately to the continuum of behaviours that constitute sexual assault and abuse.
This training was created by the Association of Alberta Sexual Assault Services. However, the training has been updated and revised to include Saskatchewan resources and statistics.
- Critical Communication Skills
- Child Sexual Abuse
- Adults Who Were Sexually Abused as Children
- Sexual Harassment
- Sexual Assault
- Rethinking Prevention
- Respond appropriately to disclosures of sexual violence
- Understand the short and long term physical, psychological, spiritual, and emotional impact of sexual violence
- Understand myths and attitudes in society surrounding sexual assault and abuse that permit and continue to allow sexual assault to exist
- Understand how the individual who offended is responsible for the sexual assault
- Demonstrate empathy for individuals who have been sexually assaulted or abused
- Refer individuals who have been sexually assaulted or abused to appropriate resources
Activities & Materials
FRT features a combination of videos, role plays, interactive activities, and lecture content to engage learners. Active participation is encouraged throughout the training.
Participants will be provided with a participant workbook at the beginning of the training.
Who can attend
This training is useful for professionals who are working with folks who have been impacted by sexual violence. This training is open, but not limited to, individuals who work in healthcare, social services, education, justice etc.
Additionally, FRT is beneficial to community members who are interested in increasing their skills and confidence in responding to disclosures of sexual assault and abuse.
FRT is designed for an adult audience.
The training is delivered in-person over two days (8 hours per day). You need to attend the full two days in order to receive a certificate of completion.
FRT is delivered by our member and partner agencies across Saskatchewan. For more information on which communities are offering training, please contact SASS.
The cost of FRT varies depending on the agency. Prices are based on cost recovery to keep the training as affordable as possible.
To learn more about the First Responder to Sexual Assault and Abuse Training, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.