Helping teachers in Essex support young survivors of sexual violence
Working in partnership with CARA Essex and young survivors of sexual violence, we produced a series of animated videos to help teachers and education professionals understand the impact of sexual violence on children and young people. ICENA has the resources to help you reach new audiences via animation.
If you’d like to know more, please contact us.
When discussing or dealing with sexual violence, perhaps you or others in your organisation show unconscious bias, feel underprepared or uncomfortable. With our training, you’re taking steps towards building an inclusive, fair space where everyone feels safe. You will help to shift mindsets, prevent sexual violence and support survivors effectively.
To read more about preventing sexual violence and supporting survivors, visit our blog.
What resources are available?
There are five 90 second animations available for use. They cover the following topics:
- “They just fob it off.” Preventing Sexual Harm in Schools
- “It’s all about paperwork and box ticking.” Responding to Disclosures of Sexual Violence
- “I felt like a burden.” Providing Support After Sexual Violence
- “I lost all my friends.” The Impact of Sexual Violence on Peer Groups
- From Disclosure to Closure: Supporting Young Survivors Throughout Their Journey
In addition, a set of supporting resources is available for Designated Safeguarding Leads and Senior Leaders to use during INSET and continuing professional development sessions with all staff.
The resources are:
- Understanding Young People’s Experiences of Sexual Harm PowerPoint and Facilitator’s Guide for use in training which guides participants through the main points of each animation and asks them to consider their own role in supporting young survivors of sexual violence
- Understanding Young People’s Experiences of Sexual Harm handout which gives an overview of the animations’ content and provides links to each animation
Student Experience Scenarios, available as a powerpoint or a handout, which summarise the student experiences presented in each of the animations.
- The animated videos and supporting resources will be shared with Essex schools at Essex County Council Safeguarding Forums in November 2022, and will be included in the Essex County Council guidance on sexually harmful behaviour.
Animation based Training
Education sector, private and public sector, police, fire and miltary services and third sector
“It’s all about paperwork and box ticking.” Responding to Disclosures of Sexual Violence
“I felt like a burden.” Providing Support After Sexual Violence
“I lost all my friends.” The Impact of Sexual Violence on Peer Groups
From Disclosure to Closure: Supporting Young Survivors Throughout Their Journey
For public sector workers, education providers, businesses, third sector staff who work with survivors of sexual violence
We support business and organisations in creating safe and inclusive workplaces. We also work with Police and Crime Commissioners, Local Authorities and other service providors to improve support for survivors of sexual abuse.
Thank you again for today’s training. I can’t remember the last time I came out of training so inspired and ready for action. So often training is death by PowerPoint and with nothing to take away other than worry and concern that you aren’t able to do something. This was so far from that. On the train, I planned two staff training sessions and worked out a program for our Year class and an individual in particular. Never done that before after training. Both sessions were fantastic.
– This learner took our train the trainer – Talking to Children about Consent course
“5 star service all round”
This was an incredibly useful training exercise. Very engaging and informative.
– This learner took our preventing & responding to sexual harassment in the workplace course
“Fantastic service & knowledge”
We really enjoyed the Professional Boundaries and Data Sharing training. It’s enabled our staff team to reflect on working practices and how they can be improved.
– This learner took our professional boundaries training course
Get in touch
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Please note that we are not a frontline organisation. If you or someone you know needs urgent help following a sexual assault, visit the Rape Crisis website for a list of services that will be able to help you.