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Coventry University commissioned CRASAC to provide specialist training to their Social Work Degree Apprentices to inform their work supporting vulnerable adults, families and children at risk of sexual abuse as part of their study programme. 

Over thirty students took part in CRASAC’s evidence based half day workshop which covered all aspects of sexual violence including prevalence, the criminal justice system, myths and stereotypes, dealing with disclosures and trauma informed practice.   

The second year students learned about the points of referral and services available to survivors of sexual violence along with understanding how the impact of stigma and social attitudes can create barriers to reporting. 

Student feedback: 

“Thank you it was a very informative session and your passion for [your work] and promoting social justice was very clear.” 

“Thank you for sharing your time, experience and knowledge.” 

“A really useful and insightful training session. It helped me to think about the impact of sexual violence on women and also about societal stereotypes and myths that can lead to unconscious bias and oppressive practice.”

“A huge thanks to CRASAC for an informative and powerful workshop today for our Year 2 Apprentices, considering all aspects of sexual violence. What challenging yet vital work they are doing. It was an incredibly important session which the Apprentices all really appreciated.”

Senior Lecturer in Social Work and Course Director for the Social Work Apprenticeship Degree

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