Nationally Standardised Training
As a result of the demand for RCCs to provide training to equip other professionals to deal with disclosures of sexual violence, the RCNI has developed standardised training for delivery by RCC qualified staff. This training includes an examination of the sexual violence myths that are so prevalent both nationally and internationally. We are currently developing additional training for use with other professionals.
Teen Health Initiative, RCNI Foróige Caring For Me
The RCNI is delighted to announce our new youth education partnership and module. A new national RCNI sexual violence prevention module has been developed and sits within a three week out-of-school setting Foróige training programme. The themes running through the three weeks build on and complement each other. The RCNI module progresses through an exploration of the meaning of consent and negotiated consent, the responsibility to negotiate consent and it allows for a discussion which is intended to empower young people on these issues. It then spells out the law. The set of actions that students leave with also includes a checklist of what to do in the event of a disclosure and a ‘caring for me’ list. Download a copy of caring for me list here
This module will be reviewed again once we have feedback from the roll-out of the pilot sessions. At least 150 young people will be attending the course between now and the end of March 2011 throughout the country.
Foróige youth trainers receive specialist RCNI training before delivering this module and, where resources allow, partner with local Rape Crisis Centres in delivering them.
We believe this module contains innovative and progressive ways to support and empower young people in preventing and responding to sexual violence.