Online Course


First Responders: Responding to sexual assault disclosures

This course presents an innovative model for responding to a disclosure of sexual violence. Designed specifically for staff in college and university settings, it is an essential tool for creating a safe point of entry for anyone choosing to disclose the sexual violence they experienced. It stresses the importance of a supportive response to reduce secondary trauma and to encourage the survivor to seek further care. This approach trains staff to respond to disclosures emphasizing four key areas: Safety, Empowerment, Empathy, and Knowledge (SEEK). This course was developed by staff of the Boston Area Rape Crisis Center in collaboration with the New England Adolescent Research Institute with funding from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Time: 1-2 Hours
APA, NASW and LMHC Continuing Education Credits are available for a small fee

Learn more and take the course now. You will be taken to the NEARI website, which is hosting this course.

We can also come to your organization and present this course, and many others, in person. Read more about BARCC’s professional trainings.

This project was partially supported by Grant No. 2005-WA-AX-0015 awarded by the Office of Violence Against Women and the U.S. Department of Justice.  Points of view in this course are those of the author and do not necessarily represent the official position or policies of the U.S. Department of Justice.

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