Trainings & Presentations
SafePlace offers trainings and presentations about topics relating to sexual assault and domestic violence in the community. Guided trainings are offered throughout Texas for civic, cultural and faith-based organizations including law enforcement, service providers, counselors, health care professionals and educators.
This outreach is vital to creating a community that recognizes and responds to sexual and domestic violence in the best way to support the survivor and the community as a whole.
Community Education Program
Community Event Outreach
SafePlace staff and volunteers are available to represent the agency with materials and information for the community at booths during events such as school or job fairs where attendees are invited to learn about resources available in the Austin community.
Professional Training for First Responders
Trained staff provide professional trainings to sexual assault and domestic violence first responders such as law enforcement, attorneys, health care providers, caregivers, employers, faith leaders and child care workers.
Domestic Violence & Pregnancy: Effective Screening and Intervention
This online training for health care providers,explores the fundamental domestic violence knowledge required to identify, treat, document and, if necessary, report domestic abuse. CNEs (Texas) and CEUs (Texas) are available. Access the class.
Disability Services Program
Abuse Prevention & Sexuality Education
Increases awareness about sexual, domestic and caregiver abuse to empower people to protect themselves and plan for personal safety. Trainings are customized to the learning needs of each group and are available throughout Texas. Topics include:
- Personal safety
- Domestic, sexual and caregiver abuse prevention
- Healthy relationships
- Community safety
- Friendships & dating
- Sexual health
Disability Awareness Training for Professionals & Family Members
Training for rape crisis centers & domestic violence shelters:
- Disability awareness
- Strategies for outreaching to persons with disabilities
- Effectively serving abuse survivors with disabilities
- Designing physically and programmatically accessible services.
Professionals in the Disability Field & Family Members:
- Risks of abuse faced by many people with disabilities
- Strategies for preventing abuse
- Techniques for providing sexuality education
- Detecting, reporting and responding to disclosures of abuse
“Train the Trainer” on Abuse Prevention & Students with Disabilities
A statewide training for school personnel that will empower personnel to share what they learned with others in the school. Topics include:
- Vulnerability factors faced by people with disabilities
- Indicators of abuse
- Responding to disclosures
- Reporting abuse
- Abuse prevention strategies for students with disabilities
- Hands-on experience for workshop participants
Law Enforcement Curriculum
In My Jurisdiction: Responding to Crimes Against People with Disabilities, Deaf Individuals, and Older Adults - (downloadable pdf)
- Training curriculum with resources and tools for law enforcement officers to respond to and investigate family violence and sexual assault crimes against these three populations
- PowerPoint presentation to use in conjunction with manual
- Reference cards with tips
- Curriculum may be submitted to TCLEOSE for continuing education credit
Expect Respect Program
Expect Respect: Engaging Schools and Communities in Promoting Healthy Teen Relationships and Preventing Dating and Sexual Violence
This 1-day training is designed to assist advocates, school personnel and other community partners in developing a comprehensive dating and sexual violence prevention program. This training is provided in your community and customized to meet your needs. View a sample training agenda and budget. View the Program Manual and Training Brochure.
Please contact us with requests for workshops for youth, parents, school personnel and other professionals.