Sexual Violence Training for Community Health Workers/Promotoras

Course Description: 

The course provides an introduction to some basic knowledge and skills useful in assisting and responding to victims of sexual violence.  The course consists of six self-paced modules, which include reflection activities, videos, self-check questions, and links to additional resources.  A downloadable workbook also provides additional tools and resources.  The final assessment for the training includes a simulated role-play scenario. 

Learning Objectives:

  • Identify sexual violence and define types of sexual violence
  • Respond appropriately to victims of sexual violence
  • Relate your role to the roll of other community partners in responding to and supporting victims of sexual violence
  • Recognize signs of burnout and vicarious trauma and ways to cope

Target Audience:  

Community Health Workers, Registered Dietitians, and Registered Nurses working in the community setting

Tiers and Competency Domains:  Tiers 1 and 2, Communication Skills, Community Dimensions of Practice, and Leadership and Systems Thinking Skills

Duration: 4 hrs

Continuing Education Information: 4 CECH for CHES, 3.5 CPEUs for RDs, pending CEs for RNs

Format: web based/self study

Created/Updated: 9/1/2017

Authors:  Arizona Rural Women’s Health Network, and the Western Region Public Health Training Center

Presenter: Lorraine Ramirez, MPH

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