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Target Audience: Those who work in a front-facing role with students or staff in a support or advisory role who may have to respond to a confidential disclosure about gender based violence.
This one day course will be beneficial to those who work in a front-facing role with students or staff in a support or advisory role who may have to respond to a confidential disclosure about gender based violence. You may be a first responder to a GBV disclosure if you work in University Residences, Estates and Security services, Human Resources, Student Advice and Health Services, Student Advisors, Occupational Health, Academic Course Administration and Management, Trades Unions or USSA. The course is also suitable for Equality & Diversity Contacts.
The University’s Gender-based Violence Policy outlines its commitment to supporting members of the campus community who have experienced any form of GBV. GBV can include domestic abuse, rape and sexual assault, stalking and harassment. Experiencing or recovering from GBV can have a detrimental impact on a person’s ability to work or study. The University can be a vital source of support for students and staff who are experiencing or have experienced GBV both on and off campus. Making a first disclosure about GBV is a very brave step and is not one which is undertaken lightly. This course will ensure that those responding to GBV disclosures have the knowledge and skills needed to respond effectively. The course is led by GBV specialists from Glasgow Rape Crisis Centre and will include discussion, exploring scenarios and case studies.
Refreshments and lunch are provided
Objectives/Outcomes of the workshops:
Gaining a clear understanding of the term ‘gender based violence’ and why it’s important to have a gendered understanding of this issue
- Gaining an understanding of the short and long term impacts of gender based violence and how this can affect both students and staff
- Understanding why survivors delay disclosing incidents of gender based violence and responding to those disclosures when they happen
- Understanding the importance of the ‘first response’ when a disclosure is made
- Understanding the damage done by victim blaming attitudes and statements
- Being aware of services and referral pathways
Delivered By: Glasgow Rape Crisis Centre