Our learners say:
This entire course has been eye opening for me for a number of reasons. I am entering into a new career working closely with children from the age of 12 as well as adults. I am relieved to have been given the chance and opportunity to study this material now.
In regards to grooming, this course has provided me with an insight into how our practice can be just as harmful as the experiences these individuals have already had to endure. This module has been insightful in regards to how, as a professional, I can use the tools available to me to benefit the client/survivor not re-traumatise or embed a negative narrative that they are somehow to blame or be held responsible.
I work within the Rape and Sexual Assault sphere and can’t begin to describe how informative it was, even for someone who has been in this area of work for a while. I will be continuing my learning with VictimFocus.
Jennifer, Qualified Counsellor, Support and Advocacy within the Rape and Sexual Assault sphere
Safeguarding Nurse, NHS, UK
Trauma Lead for a counselling service for people who have experienced trauma and addiction, North East England
I have changed the way I think or talk about children subjected to CSE/CSA. I can now see that some of the language I have used was poor and inappropriate, not out loud to a client, but definitely to myself and to colleagues. I think we all like to believe we are incapable of this, especially when we do work in the field of sexual violence, but if that’s all we have been taught, that is what we tend to do.
My awareness of victim blaming, thanks to Dr Jessica Taylor and this course, has already changed my practice and will continue to do so. I now understand so much more clearly why we victim blame, how deep our reasons are for doing it. But we have to keep thinking and talking about this. Helping other people, family, friends and colleagues to understand what victim blaming does and the impact it has on children who have been abused.
Already I am talking to family, friends and colleagues about victim blaming. Mainly people have listened and understood, and want to know more. This gives me such hope for the future.
This course has taught me so much.
This training has inspired me to want to continue to learn and evolve with the latest evidenced-based research I have available to me so I can better support and do my job to the best of my ability.
Domestic Abuse Support Worker, UK
- Unlimited Access to All VictimFocus Academy Courses - £99.99 for 12 months
This course is also available with unlimited access to our full range of e-learning for a year. All courses have been written by Dr Jessica Taylor and include peer reviewed evidence, theories, practice examples, case studies and videos.
- Bite-Sized - Taking a Critical Look at CSE and CSE - VictimFocus Academy - £9.99. A quick, interesting introduction to this topic.
- Our full range of e-learning with VictimFocus Academy.