Supporting Refugees & Asylum Seekers who have Experienced Sexual Violence

9 April 2024, 9:30am - 10 April 2024, 1:30pm


Date: Tuesday 9th & Wednesday 10th April 2024

Time: 9:30 – 13:30 each day

Cost: €195 per attendee

Location: Fumbally Stables, Dublin 8

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Who is this training for?

This training programme is for frontline support staff working with refugees and asylum seekers

What is the aim of this training?

This training aims to: 

  • Understand the range of traumas that refugees and asylum seekers might have experienced
  • Explore the immediate and long-term effects of traumas like sexual violence
  • Examine how rape and sexual violence are used as weapons of war and oppression
  • Support staff in managing disclosures of sexual violence sensitively and effectively
  • Introduce best practice guidelines for working with sign and spoken language interpreters
  • Promote self-care strategies and build resilience amongst those working with traumas like sexual violence


Our approach to training:

DRCC's approach to training is trauma-informed and invitational, with the victim/survivor always the focus. Our methodology includes information inputs, group discussion & case studies. There is a strong theme throughout all our trainings on the importance of developing resourcing strategies for the worker, and the prevention of vicarious traumatisation and burnout. Due to the sensitive nature of issues being covered and recognising they may resonate for some participants, participation is encouraged, but without pressure.


Due to the participative nature of this training, there are limited places available.

Please complete the application form as soon as possible as places are awarded on a first come, first served basis.

For further infromation please contact Joanna,

Fumbally Stables, Fumbally Lane, Dublin 8