Dublin Rape Crisis Centre: BodyRight - A Sexual Violence Awareness and Prevention programme for Young People

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The DRCC invites experienced professionals working with young people including mainstream school, Youthreach, youth work and residential care staff to attend a training programme which will equip them to facilitate the DRCC BodyRight programme with young people.

Thursday 5th & Friday 6th and Thursday 26th & Friday 27th March 2020

Venue: Dublin Rape Crisis Centre, 70 Lower Leeson Street, Dublin 2.

Time: 9.30 am to 4.00 pm

This training will be provided FREE of charge

The BodyRight programme is supported by funding from Cosc, the National Office for the Prevention of Domestic, Sexual and Gender-based Violence. This training is for those who are in a position to directly facilitate the BodyRight programme with young people.


A Sexual Violence Awareness and Prevention Programme for Young People

  • DRCC is offering a four-day Training Programme to appropriate professionals working with young people including mainstream school, Youthreach, youth work and residential care staff to equip them to facilitate the BodyRight programme.
  • This training is participative and experiential. It is expected that in addition to equipping participants to use the programme with young people, it will also be relevant to and support them in other aspects of their role.
  • Trained facilitators will be offered support and mentoring from the DRCC as they begin to deliver the programme in their own setting.
  • The BodyRight programme is the subject of an independent evaluation in 2018, and participants are asked to provide feedback on the training and on their use of the programme to support this evaluation.
  • The aim of the BodyRight programme is to raise awareness as to what constitutes sexual violence, to inform young people concerning the facts, the law, the meaning of consent and the impact of sexual violence. It provides a space where young people can, in a non-threatening environment, explore their own and others’ attitudes and behaviours with regard to sexual violence.

The programme aims to empower young people to stay safer by increasing their awareness and understanding, and by equipping them with skills to help them make their own decisions and to hold their position about what is right for them while respecting the rights of the other person to do the same. It offers them information on supports available to any young person who has experienced any form of sexual violence. It also allows them to consider their own behaviours and whether they themselves might be transgressing the boundaries of consent inappropriately. An additional module to address the issue of Sexting has been developed as an addition to the main BodyRight programme

  • BodyRight may be delivered only by facilitators who have attended this training. DRCC recommends that the programme is delivered by two experienced facilitators one of whom must have attended this training with DRCC. The BodyRight programme is intended to be used as an integrated part of or a follow on to a wider relationships and sexuality training programme.
  • Those who successfully complete the training will receive a hard copy of the BodyRight Handbook, all materials on USB, and a copy of the DVD created for this programme.

If you would like to attend this training programme please forward the application form below.If you would like to discuss the training programme or request further information about BodyRight, please contact us.

Contact details
The Education Department, Dublin Rape Crisis Centre, 70 Lr Leeson Street, Dublin 2
Email: etadmin@rcc.ie
Telephone: 01 6614911 and ask for Caitriona Freir


Dublin 2

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