Training & Development

The Dublin Rape Crisis Centre offers an in depth training service to professionals and volunteers

Training programmes are provided at DRCC which individual delegates can attend.  Schedule 2017

Training is also provided on request to groups and organisations designed to meet their specific training needs, both within Ireland and overseas Enquiries to enquiry page

Areas on which Training Programmes are provided

Rape, Sexual Assault, Childhood Sexual Abuse and other Trauma

Training programmes ranging from one day introductory workshops to a 12 day in depth training programme for professionals who wish to develop their understanding and skills in working with those who have experienced sexual violenceRead more

Counselling and Listening Skills

Training for those in a variety of support and other roles: Helpline staff, SATU volunteers, Case Workers, Project Workers, Reception Staff

Vicarious Traumatisation and maintaining Staff Wellbeing while working with trauma

Training on preventing, recognising and dealing with the impact of working with people who have experienced violence, abuse and trauma.

Training Programmes for those working with refugees and asylum seekers who have experienced sexual violence and other trauma

With the support of funding from the European Refugee Fund, DRCC from 2008 to 2015 developed and delivered a range of training programmes for staff working in a variety of roles with clients who are asylum seekers and refugees. These training programmes are provided on request to organisations.Read more

Training programmes on Dignity at Work and Preventing and Dealing with Bullying, Harassment and Sexual Harassment

Since 1988 DRCC has provided training on Dignity at Work and Preventing and Dealing with Bullying, Harassment and Sexual Harassment is. Training is provided for managers, HR personnel, staff, Support Contact Persons and those assigned to carry out a formal investigation. Read more

A Sexual Violence Awareness and Prevention programme for Young People

DRCC trains appropriate school and youthwork staff to facilitate the BodyRight Programme which was developed by the Dublin Rape Crisis Centre to raise awareness about sexual violence among young people, to support them in protecting themselves and to contribute to the prevention of sexual violence. BodyRight is supported by funding from Cosc, the National Office for the Prevention of Domestic, Sexual and Gender-based Violence.

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Approach to Training

Our training is provided within an ethos of non-violence and care for participants, and with respect for the existing knowledge and expertise of those who attend the training. We are aware that no matter how experienced the participants, the issues on which we provide training are powerful and sensitive and can resonate quite deeply. Our approach is participative and experiential, but invitational and without pressure and participants are encouraged and supported to take care towards themselves. This mirrors the approach to working with victims of trauma which we are advocating in our training.

To request information about our training programmes, please send details and your email address to