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Survivor Liaison Officer
Learn this crucial role in the event of sexual violence against a team member
After an incident occurs, a Survivor Liaison Officer (or SLO) provides a safe, knowledgeable point of contact between survivors of sexual violence, impacted family members, and the organisation.
In order to provide this support, a potential SLO requires a body of knowledge including psychosocial survivor support, family liaison interactions, trauma symptomatology, and pastoral considerations. This training course covers these elements.
- Respond to sexual disclosures with knowledge of trauma and basic counselling techniques.
- Integrate pastoral support with these techniques.
- Identify potential symptoms and experiences specific to survivors of sexual violence.
- Understand the framework of engaging and disengaging with families of survivors.
- Practice support conversations with survivors.
- Learn how to deliver bad news.
- Role play interactions with family members.
- Use the principles of Psychological First Aid in providing immediate aftercare.
- Practice providing practical assistance during an initial disclosure of sexual violence.
- Understand the basics of the psychology of perpetrators.
- Manage safety of survivor when violence occurs within the organisation.