Self-Paced Educational Programs

Open book iconSafe Helpline offers six unique self-paced modules to help those looking for support or information related to sexual assault. Each module was built with a particular audience in mind, but all modules provide valuable information for anyone looking to learn more about sexual assault, its effects, and the support available.  

You can access all of these modules anonymously by visiting the individual module pages from the descriptions below. 

Most of these modules are available for D-SAACP credit in the Safe Helpline Education Portal. To access the Safe Helpline Education Portal, please click here

Brainstorming to Support Healing

Available for D-SAACP Credit

Brainstorming is a useful tool for survivors to identify their own strengths and options for next steps in their healing process. When brainstorming with survivors, responders realize that survivors often already have the tools they need to address a problem. It is important to support survivors in making their own decisions. 

This educational module was created specifically for Sexual Assault Response Coordinators (SARCs) and Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Victim Advocates (SAPR VAs) and builds on their existing skills by sharing techniques and examples Safe Helpline staff use when working with survivors of sexual assault and their supporters. Click here.

 

Building Hope and Resiliency: Addressing the Effects of Sexual Assault

Available for D-SAACP Credit

This module seeks to help survivors begin to recover, heal, and build resiliency after a sexual assault. Recognizing the effect that trauma can have, this module is part of a comprehensive effort to enhance resiliency and improve readiness across the Total Force. Users will learn about sexual assault and its effects, assess their current coping skills and find information about additional support and resources available.  This module may be especially helpful for survivors that are not yet ready to connect directly with anyone or for those that prefer to do their own research before taking the next step. Click here

 

How to Support a Survivor:

Available for D-SAACP Credit

This module provides concrete tools that can help friends, family members, and colleagues of survivors of sexual assault support the course of a survivor’s recovery. This module identifies helping behaviors that support survivors of sexual assault while also educating supporters about behaviors that can be harmful and how to avoid them. Click here.

Safe Helpline 101

Available for D-SAACP Credit

This module provides an overview of Safe Helpline, including services offered, information about the secure technology platform, and steps taken to protect the anonymity and confidentiality of users. Most importantly, this module describes how Safe Helpline services augment and support Sexual Assault Response Coordinators and Victim Advocates (SARC/SAPR VA) in their efforts to meet the needs of sexual assault survivors. The target audience for this program is SARCs, SAPR VAs, and other responders interested in learning more about Safe Helpline. Click here. 

 

Suicide 101: Responding to Suicidal Ideation Among Survivors of Sexual Assault

Available for D-SAACP Credit

In their roles as sources of confidential support, SARCs and SAPR VAs are uniquely qualified to identify, assess, and support survivors of sexual assault who have suicidal ideation. This module explains how SARCs and SAPR VAs can leverage their existing skills, introduces tools for conducting a suicide risk assessment and identifying appropriate follow-up steps, as well as connecting survivors to long-term support resources for managing their suicidal ideation. Click here.

Transitioning Service Members: An Educational Module for Civilian Sexual Assault Service Providers

Not available for D-SAACP credit

This module provides SASPs information on military structure and culture, the transition process, additional needs for those leaving the military, and available resources to address those needs. The module also includes details about some of the unique challenges survivors of sexual assault who are transitioning out of the military may face and explains how SASPs can leverage their existing skills and available resources to better assist these individuals. Click here. 

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