Training Materials

The training is compiled of 11 training sessions. Each session has various resources including a facilitator guide, presentation, activities, and videos.

Each session has a facilitator guide with guidance on preparation and materials, presentations, activities, videos and discussions. There are additional notes to accompany each power point slide in the facilitator guide, and also under the power point slides. The facilitator guides are found within this manual.

Each session has a power point presentation found within the training package. There are additional notes under the power point slides, and in the facilitator guide. Notes provide further explanation, guide and support the facilitator, but are optional and should not be read word for word. Feel free to adapt the power point presentation. It is suggested to not delete slides as the facilitator guide is organized by slide number. Instead either skip past slides, or simply right click on the slide you do not want to use and select ‘hide slide’.

There are various activities provided for each session to ensure participatory, interactive training. The activities can help provide an opportunity to demonstrate newly learned skills and increase knowledge retention. The activity guide can be found within the training package. Each activity has objectives, suggested time, suggested resources (sometime including power point presentation, print outs or supplies), facilitator instructions and key messages. These activities are optional. Choose the activities based on time, context, participants needs and preferences. Adapt as needed.

There are videos to re-enforce presentations and demonstrate skills required to support survivors. The videos accompany the presentation, but it is not required to show all the videos. Choose videos based on time, context, and participants needs.

The videos show a health care worker, survivor/patient and caregiver demonstrating the history, interview, examination, first line support and medical care for survivors of sexual violence anintimate partner violence. The health care worker, survivor and caregiver are actors.

The videos include a fictional story of rape or intimate partner violence that may be distressing, difficult or even re-traumatizing for some viewers to watch and listen to. This video is for educational purposes to show participants how to conduct an history and interview about an incident of rape or intimate partner violence.

The videos include sensitive images of a physical examination and genital examination including breasts and genitals to for educational purposes to show participants how to correctly conduct an examination, document and treat injuries. The images include photographs of injuries to demonstrate possible injuries to expect from anonymous patients who agreed to have their photographs used for education purposes. The images also include digital animation to demonstrate the techniques for genital examination.

There are participant handouts for each session found within the training package, and a list within each session’s facilitator guide. Choose the handouts based on your participants needs.

There are further optional resources for the facilitator within each sessions’ facilitator guide. These are not required reading, but provide further knowledge to support facilitators. They are found in the training package.