Ending sexual violence, and making this world a better place for those who have survived sexual violence, is a collective effort.

This training is designed to help you learn more about sexual violence and how to support someone who has survived it. It is for service providers, friends, family members, neighbours, teachers, first responders, counsellors, and anyone who is acting as a support person, or is concerned about sexual violence.

Course Overview

Module 1

Sexual Violence: An Introduction

This module includes the basics about what sexual violence is and who is impacted. It dispels common rape myths and explores how rape culture normalizes sexual violence.

Module 2

Responding to a Disclosure

This module provides information about what you might expect when supporting a victim/survivor, the effects of trauma, and how you can respond if someone tells you they have been subjected to sexual violence.

Module 3

Choices Following Sexual Violence

This module explains some of the options that a person has after sexual violence. It describes resources that you could refer a victim/survivor to, and what they might expect when navigating these resources.

Module 4

Exploring Sexual Consent

This module outlines the basic elements of sexual consent, ways to ask for consent, consent and age of consent laws, and the impacts that power imbalances can have on someone’s ability to consent or communicate no.

Module 5

Enhancing the Wellbeing of Support People

This module outlines signs of stress in support people, and both individual and organizational strategies to foster mental and physical wellbeing.

Module 6

Indigenous Perspectives

This module explores the connections between colonization, intergenerational trauma, racism and sexual violence. It also focuses on Mi’kmaq resilience and pathways to healing.