The Sexual Violence Recovery Toolkit Training Course lasts for 2 days and successful delegates will be qualified to deliver Rock Pool’s Sexual Violence Recovery Toolkit programme.

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About the training

The Sexual Violence Recovery Toolkit programme can be delivered by trained individuals or agencies who are working with people who have experienced sexual violence and or abuse. Delegates will be provided with all the information and materials required to run the programme.

Who should attend

Independent sexual violence advisors, domestic abuse workers, family support workers, neighbourhood teams, early help workers, housing sector workers, voluntary sector workers, health practitioners, and other health/care professionals.

About the Sexual Violence Recovery Toolkit Programme

The Sexual Violence Recovery Toolkit has been written for individuals who have experienced acquaintance, dating, stranger rape and historic childhood sexual abuse / exploitation. It is an evidence-based programme that supports clients to be the expert and at the centre of their own recovery.

Based on the established Adult Domestic Abuse Recovery Toolkit, this programme is delivered over 12 weeks. It is a group programme that uses a trauma-informed and a psycho-educational approach to enable clients to move forward from the trauma of experiencing sexual violence. It supports participants to develop positive lifestyle coping strategies, restoring a sense of safety and enabling people to return to active citizenship.

Cardiff Sexual Assault Referral Center piloted the Sexual Violence Recovery Toolkit Programme, and continue to deliver the Programme. You can download the evaluation report here.


  • To help individuals who have experienced sexual violence, and who are in a position to take part in a group, to come to terms with their experiences and to develop a positive lifestyle and coping strategies
  • The programme supports participants to better understand their experience, based on the theory that with increased knowledge the better equipped participants are to deal with the impact of it and therefore their own recovery and well-being


  • Programme participants will be empowered to become experts in their own recovery

Topics Covered

  • Sexual violence myths
  • Self-esteem – what is it?
  • Post traumatic stress
  • Being assertive
  • Intimate relationships post disclosure
  • Building healthy relationships
  • Guilt and shame

Topics covered in the training

  • Pro-social modelling
  • Motivational interview techniques
  • Trauma-informed working
  • How to use the manual to deliver the Programme
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Outcomes of the training

  • Delegates will become familiar with the underpinning principles of the Programme
  • Delegates will be able to use the Sexual Violence Recovery Toolkit Manual to deliver the Programme and support Programme participants
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“This course has been a lifeline for me when all other avenues of help have been difficult to access. The work has helped me understand my situation in new and positive ways. Thank you for all your help.”

Programme Participant

“Really worthwhile course provides simple yet effective techniques to help people who have experienced sexual violence.”

Course Delegate

This 2 day training course will provide delegates with a comprehensive manual which includes guidance for facilitators, weekly session plans, all handout and materials to run the programme.  Delegates also receive a memory stick with all the programme handouts included. The price of this training course is £500 plus VAT. This includes lunch and refreshments throughout the training days. There is no need to have any previous group work experience to attend this course and run the programme.

There are conditions attached to the Sexual Violence Recovery Toolkit Programme, as highlighted below. Following the training, the newly trained facilitator will be responsible for ensuring participants of their facilitated Sexual Violence Recovery Toolkit programme complete anonymised feedback forms about their delivery and the Toolkit programme and return them to Rock Pool. It will be standard practice for the facilitator to return an anonymised data return form to Rock Pool every time the Sexual Violence Recovery Toolkit programme is completed. This enables us to put some measurements in place, and we will be able to share the outcomes with all organisations who run the programme. Facilitators will agree to sign up to a Continuing Professional Development event after two years and before three years post training, to maintain their licence/accreditation.  At this event we will update all facilitators on the programme developments, learning etc.

Cancellation Policy
The customer may cancel a training course provided that written notice is given to the supplier at least 28 days before the first training date.
If the notice to cancel is provided less than 28 days before the first training date, no refund will be made to the customer.
If the notice to cancel is provided more than 28 days before the first training date, 100% of the charges will be refunded to the customer.

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