Responding to sexual violence at schools: A guide for educators

The purpose of this course is to improve the knowledge and skills of teachers who guide participants on issues relating to violence against children. New research on the impact of violence, including domestic violence, on children as well as the concept of trafficking of children will be made available to teachers.

Target audience

The course is aimed at teachers or educators.

Course content

The course consists of the following topics:

  • Child sexual development
  • Sexual abuse
  • The impact of sexual abuse
  • Domestic violence
  • The impact of domestic violence
  • Early marriages
  • Trafficking
  • Disclosure of sexual abuse
  • Understanding the adolescent
  • Gender based violence
  • The need for gender resocialisation
  • Online sexual offending


The course is presented over a four-and-a-half day period from 08H30 until 17H00, and 13H00 on the final day. Each participant receives a training course file containing the course content, which is divided according to the topics covered on each day. In addition, each participant receives a handbook entitled 'Women and Children as Victims in cases of Gender-Based Violence'.

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