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PAAR Professional Training

Trainings are customizable for audience and time constraints, are certifiable for professional development and specific trainings may be developed or combined upon request.   

Sexual Exploitation & Trafficking of Young People

  • Develop appropriate language and understanding of CSEC
  • Understanding of recruitment and grooming tactics
  • Ability to apply knowledge to aid in identifying victims
  • Understand the fundamental economic theory of supply and demand to CSEC
  • Understanding of how vulnerability is exploited
  • Develop understanding of trauma and the impact of trauma on a child development
  • Develop skills to effectively identify victims of CSEC
  • Build an appropriate, supportive response to victims of CSEC and effectively connect to services

Understanding Trauma & Sexual Violence

  • Neurobiology of Trauma
  • Understand the physiological mechanisms that create flashbacks, the difficulty talking about the trauma, detachment from emotions and lasting impact of trauma
  • Define and explore dynamics of sexual violence and abuse and revictimization
  • Basic techniques to manage acute reactions of flashbacks or dissociation

Sex Trafficking

  • Identifying sex trafficking
  • Exploration of the recruitment process with emphasis on children and adolescents
  • Identifying perpetrators and victims
  • Build resiliency and risk reduction skills in at risk youth
  • Build skills in staff and adults in recognizing and intervening in trafficking
  • Resources for referral

Understanding Self Injury as an Expression of Sexual Violence & Abuse

  • Define and explore the prevalence of self-injury
  • Explore the personal and societal attitudes that impact survivors
  • Examine the links between childhood trauma and self-injury
  • Increase capacity to respond to clients who self-injure from a trauma framework

Bystander Intervention

  • Learn the importance of community involvement in violence prevention
  • Discuss the barriers to interventions and how to overcome them
  • Practice safety assessment in potential situations
  • Increase capacity to intervene in concerning situations

Crisis Response Team Training

  • Intended for first responders in school, college, and other settings
  • Review neurobiology of trauma and common immediate responses
  • Learn resources for victimization and how to connect with PAAR for an advocate
  • Understand the advantages of a coordinated response to victims
  • Support survivors and troubleshoot for needs assessment

Building & Maintaining Professional Boundaries with Children and Adolescents

  • Modeling behaviors and skills
  • Appropriate versus inappropriate boundaries
  • Communicating boundary violations within professional settings
  • Intervening and preventing boundary violations and abuse of youth
  • Staying grounded in professional boundaries amongst trauma and turmoil

Responding to Survivors of Sexual Violence & Abuse

  • Impact of non-disclosed sexual assault over a lifetime
  • Reasons that survivors may or may not disclose sexual abuse
  • Support survivors through disclosure and what happens next
  • Review mandated reporting
  • Resources for referral

Child Sexual Abuse

  • Define and review prevalence of child sexual abuse
  • Improving understanding of offenders of child sexual abuse
  • Identify indicators of sexual abuse
  • Examination of age-appropriate versus problematic sexual behaviors
  • Explore how children may tell about sexual abuse
  • Understand the links between childhood sexual abuse and later victimization
  • Create safety and respond appropriately to a child’s disclosure

Compassion Fatigue- Taking care of yourself

  • Recognize compassion fatigue
  • Explore how compassion fatigue impacts personal and professional life
  • Introduce healthy coping skills and build capacity of participants to engage in healthy coping skills

Consent 101

  • Learn the importance of consent for any behavior or sexual activity
  • Understand how consent communication fits within sexual violence prevention
  • Discuss the difficulties in communicating consent with partners
  • Move from “No means no” to “yes means yes”
  • Review risk reduction techniques while keeping responsibility for sexual violence on the perpetrator

Medical Personnel

  • Review the neurobiology of trauma
  • Understand the physiological mechanisms that create flashbacks, the difficulty talking about the trauma, detachment from emotions and lasting impact of trauma
  • Define and explore dynamics of sexual violence and abuse and revictimization
  • Basic techniques to manage acute reactions of flashbacks or dissociation
  • Learn the importance and impact of an advocate on survivors as they proceed through medical and legal systems
  • Review the basics of evidence collection for survivors of sexual violence