How To Prepare The Training

1. Review The Training Materials

Please spend time to review and familiarize yourself with the presentations, videos and activities. Ensure you are familiar with the knowledge and various presentations, activities and videos before delivering the training. Gather information about national guidelines and protocols including on Clinical Management of Rape, HIV testing and treatment, HIV post-exposure prophylaxis, STI testing and treatment, vaccination availability and schedules, and emergency contraception and safe abortion care regulations. Ensure you have all print outs for activities and handouts prepared and organized, all presentations and videos ready to go and easily accessible on your computer.

2. Prepare Supplies

You will need to prepare supplies, materials, and equipment, including pens, notebooks, diagrams, pictures, flip charts, markers, projector, laptop, and speakers. It can be helpful to offer transport, meals, and refreshments to participants.

3. Prepare The Space

You will need a suitable room or space, and to set-up in a way that allows everyone to see the facilitator and presentation slides, encourages participation, interaction, discussions, and allows participants to break up and work in small groups around a table. Avoid rows of chairs and desk, where possible place participants in small groups around tables where everyone can easily see the facilitator, or the table in a semi-circle or u-shape. Ensure you dedicate enough time before the training to set up the room.

4. Understand Your Participants Needs

It is important to know your audience, their current work role and responsibilities, past training received on this topic, the issues and concerns faced in their work, their knowledge, attitudes, and skills of clinical care for survivors or rape, and gaps in knowledge, and to adapt the training as needed. It is recommended to conduct a pre training assessment before the training.

5. Adapt As Needed

The training materials are ready-to-use but may need to be adapted or shortened as needed. You can select, shorten and adapt the presentations as needed, and choose which videos and activities you will use. The adaptions should be based on the participants needs, strengths and gaps in knowledge, specific challenges in the context, and available time. It can be helpful to prepare and review the training together with a colleague who has more experience working in the specific context.