Effective Ways to Approach Sexual Assault Response

Date: April 27, 2023
Time: 3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Virtual location:
Category: Training

In honor of Sexual Assault Awareness Month, the Wayne State University School of Social Work Office of Continuing Education is proud to welcome WSU Social Work Part-time faculty member and Director of the WSU Office of Sexual Violence Prevention and Education Larmender Davis, PhD, LMSW, presenting "Effective Ways to Approach Sexual Assault Response".

Over the past few years, and correlated to the overwhelming number of women who have participated in the #MeToo movement, there has been renewed attention to issues of sexual violence, which remains pervasive in our culture. This groundswell has created a refreshed platform for addressing gaps in service provider/clinician training for sexual assault response. While statistics from the National Sexual Violence Resource Center show that 1 in 5 women and 1 in 7 men in the U.S. will face sexual assault at some point in their lifetime, very few counseling, social work and other social science educational programs have specific courses designed for training sexual assault response. Instead, service providers/clinicians learn this “on the job”; and strive to learn and grow to grow based on experiences. During this interactive workshop, we discuss the basics of sexual assault and participants will learn to provide an adequate, timely and holistic response to sexual assault, while addressing barriers to disclosing and seeking services and learning about community resources available to those who have experienced sexual assault.

After the presentation participants will be able to:

  • To identify the common consequences of those who have experienced sexual assault.
  • To discuss the role of stigma and the challenges that those who have experienced sexual assaultmay face around disclosing their sexual assault to friends and family.
  • To learn how to respond to those who have experienced sexual assault that present to you.
  • To learn about community resources that are available to those who have experienced sexualassault.

Attendees can obtain 2 social work CE's upon completion of the training, payment receipt and passing of the post-training quiz. Cost: Free to attend and $15 for those seeking 2 social work CE's. 

All attendees must RSVP by April 20, 2023 for this training. Attendees will receive the Zoom link upon completion of the RSVP.


SSW Office of Continuing Education


$0 - $15
April 2023