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Sexual Assault Response Program (SARP) Volunteer Training – Session 2

November 21, 2023 @ 10:00 am 3:00 pm

What Volunteers Do:

  • Undergo a mandatory 20 hour training program, followed by continuous team communication and training as needed.
  • Provide emotional support, advocacy, hospital accompaniment, and information to all genders and peoples who have been sexually assaulted (ages 13+).
  • Work on an on-call basis, reporting to the Tofino General Hospital, RCMP detachments, and WCRS offices, as requested.
  • Collaborate with Forensic Nurse Examiners and other communirty resource providers to ensure survivors receive trauma-informed and barrier-free support.

Training:

  • Volunteers are trained from a trauma-informed and Indigenous-informed perspective on the impacts of sexual assault and abuse.
  • This training program educates volunteers on:
    • How to hold space for, and empower survivors.
    • The impacts of trauma and the different journeys to healing.
    • What other community supports are available.
    • Understanding the medical and legal options following an assault.
    • How to recognize your own indicators of burnout and vicarious trauma.

Westcoast Community Resources Society (WCRS)

WCRS Tofino Office (Alley Entrance)

110 Second Street
Tofino, BC V0R 2Z0 Canada
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